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Posted on: May 15, 2019

A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Program kicks off at Library

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as Joplin Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during their summer library program. Programs will include Friday Summer Movie Breaks, biweekly educational presenters, and other activities all related to the solar system and outer space.

In addition to story times offered during the school year, the children’s department will be offering an English/Spanish story time for ages 2-5 on Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. in June and July. For program information, please visit www.joplinpubliclibrary.org/calendar/

The 2019 Children’s Summer Reading Program is open to children ages 0-12. Pre-readers and readers are invited to track their reading and summer activity progress on individual game boards and submit them for prizes. Each completed game board also counts as an entry into the grand prize drawing, which will take place at the end of summer.

The 2019 Teen Summer Reading Challenge is open to teens in grades 6-12. Teens are invited to track their reading and summer activity progress on individual game boards and submit them for prizes. Each completed game board also counts as an entry into the grand prize drawing, which will take place at the end of the summer. Programs for teens will include the annual Fandom Fest, an audience participation movie, computer coding, book club, game nights, anime/manga club, galactic crafts, and maker activities including sewing, tie dye, and LEGO.

The 2019 Summer Reading Program is open to adults ages 18 and up. Adults are invited to track their reading and summer activity progress on individual game boards and submit them for prizes. Each completed game board also counts as an entry into the grand prize drawing, which will take place at the end of summer. Programs for adults will include Skype a Scientist, movies, book club, game nights, and bingo.

Participants can download game boards at www.joplinpubliclibrary.org. Registration for “A Universe of Stories” begins May 21 online and May 28 in-house. Children and teens under 18 who live outside of city limits qualify for a temporary library card May 28 through July 27. For more information, call the library at 417-623-7953 or visit our website.

All programs are free of charge.

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL offers content to meet the informational, recreational, cultural enhancement, and continuing educational needs of the general publicJPL has the distinction of being a Family Place Library, offering developmentally appropriate opportunities for play and early literacy development.


 

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