Welcome to Peru Public Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program. Join Ms. Lynn and Ms. Beth in the third chapter of King Author and the Kingdom of Books, “Dr. Dewey Decimal and the Time Travelers.” Enjoy this excerpt from our story.
Our beloved King Author and Queen Illustrator have time traveled to the future with Dr. Dewey Decimal and discovered children aren’t reading and all of our favorite stories are fading away. Worse yet, the King and Queen stayed too long in the future and there was only enough fuel to send one person back. King Author sent Dr. Dewey Decimal back and he crashed landed the time machine in the Kingdom of Books . The time machine is out of fuel. How will Dr. Dewey get back to save our King and Queen? How will all of our wonderful stories be saved? Only our summer readers can re-fuel the time machine. Every reader counts! Every book matters! Every minute counts!
2013 SUMMER READING PROGRAM SPONSORS
Our programs are possible because of the generous support received from the following individuals and businesses. This year’s summer reading program was funded through a community grant awarded by the Target Corporation. In addition, this program is possible because of the generous donations of time, creative talents, monetary support and donations of prizes and resources by: Steve and Jan Seaborn, along with Meredith Donahue who brought our program to life; Flash Foto Booth for donating their time and product; Applebee’s, Culver’s, McDonalds, and Taco Bell for providing reading incentives; Dupage Children’s Museum for donating free admittance tickets for each child; Peggy Olson for her artistic talents; Jennifer Calhoun for facilitating the “Baby and Me” programs Julie Condie and Ruby for facilitating “Doggie Tales”; Kathy Tomsha for facilitating an introductory knitting mini camp; and the Friends of Peru Public Library for their ongoing support every year.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!
Children birth to entering 6th grade may register for the summer reading program packed with reading, entertainment programs, fun activities, giveaways and prizes! On site registration takes place at the library. Kids will receive their “time travel suitcase”. All programs and activities are free!
WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS!
Wednesday June 12, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Picture Day: Sponsored by Flash Foto Booth! Come dressed as you are, come dressed in your fancy clothes, or come dressed in costume! Participants will leave with their photos and bookmark photos will be available the following week.
Wednesday June 19, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm See a Juggler! Be a Juggler! Jason Kollum, professional juggler and family entertainer, presents a Rock ‘n’ Roll Variety Juggling show with comedy, audience participation, and juggling stunts. Then the fun continues with the hands on skills workshop where everybody gets to be a juggler!
Wednesday June 26, 2013 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Have Book….Will Explore! Mr. E and Maggie are back with their new friend, “Belch” who is from another planet. Join us for another fun-filled entertaining show of magic, puppets, and storytelling! Reading has never been so fun!
Tuesday July 9, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Meet Dr. Dewey Decimal and the Time Travel Crew. Be prepared for take off as we set forth into the future to save King Author and Queen Illustrator! Will the crew return safely? Will the King and Queen be glad to be back? Find out what happens to Dr. Dewey Decimal and Mother Goose!
Mondays and Doggie Tales-Separate registration is required.
Ms. Julie and Ruby are back. Ruby is a certified therapy dog who lives with Ms. Julie. Ruby loves to be read to by children. Beginning with this year’s 2nd grade graduates, we will sign kids up to read with Ruby. Starting the week of June 3rd, children 1st grade through 4th grade may sign up to read with Ruby. It’s lots of fun. Ruby loves all stories and doesn’t mind if we stumble when we read! Ruby will also entertain us with tricks!
Tuesdays in June from 9am to 11am. Sidewalk chalk mornings. Everyone is an artist. Have fun drawing pictures on our sidewalk. Chalk is provided.
Thursdays and Baby Lap Sits for children birth to 36 months. Starting Thursday, June 20th through July 18th at 11am, join Ms. Jenny for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and books.
Fun Fridays Fun activities are planned on Fridays. Learn more at registration!