The theme of this year’s summer reading club is “World.Wide.Reading@yourlibrary.”
Sign up for the summer reading program will start today, Tuesday, May 28 and run through July 26.
Every child which participates will be given a Reading Passport. The child will use this special passport to keep track of how much time they spend reading at home.
Children will receive certain prizes according to the number of hours they spend reading. Prizes are as follows: two hours- Reading Club certificate and Friend of the Library gift; four hours- Creative Discovery Museum Pass; six hours- Fun Wheels Skating Center pass; eight hours- Pizza Hut personal pan pizza.
Ten hours- Taco Bell cinnamon twists; twelve hours- Captain D’s Kid Meal; 14 hours- Subway Round sandwich and drink; 17 hours- Papa John’s Small One topping pizza and 20 hours- a pass to the special Fun Wheels Skating party.
The library will also be offering many other special activities during the summer reading program.
Story hour will be held on Monday mornings at 11 a.m. from June 3 through July 8.
The schedule for story hour is as follows: Monday, June 3- Puppeteers from Rome Library; Monday, June 17- Puppeteers from Rome Library; Monday, June 24- BubbleMania; Monday, July 1- Natalie Jones and Monday, July 8-Puppeteers from Rome Library.
The story hour for June 10 will be announced at a later date.
A selection of special shows will also be presented at the library. On Thursday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m., the Curious Moon Puppet Theatre will kick off the special shows event with their production of “Frog and Jenny.”
On Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m., Lee Bryan of the Center for Puppetry Arts will present a puppet show for children of all ages. “Don’t Smoke, I Might Choke” will be presented on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. This is also a puppet presentation which teaches children the dangers of smoking.
Several contests will be sponsored for Reading Club participants during the summer months.
A coloring contest will be held May 28- July 19. Twenty-one prizes will be awarded in seven age divisions. There will be a “Guess How Many” contest starting May 28- July 19.
Also, there will be a “Design A Globe” contest. Participants are asked to create a world globe using creative materials. The size of the globe should be under 16 inches in diameter.
A “Lost Luggage Hunt” will take place on May 28- July 19. Children participating must decipher riddles to find six suitcases located in the Cedartown area.
There will also be a weekly drawing beginning May 28 and continuing through July 26. Children receive tickets for these drawings upon reaching certain reading time levels.
The library also has a new computer system and many participants of the summer Reading Club will have to get new library cards in order to check out books.
Parents or guardians will need to present a picture I.D. with current address at the time of card registration.
Library hours are Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.