Summer is just around the corner and so is the start of the Summer Reading Clubs at your Abilene Public Library. Mark the day for Wednesday, June 1 as that’s when we’ll be celebrating with this year's summer theme of Oceans of Possibilities, complete with a host of activities inspired by the ocean.
There will be clubs for all ages! Simply stop by your local library branch starting June 1 to pick up your reading club bag and information on all of our programs and summer challenges. But like we said, we’re changing things up this year. Sure we’ll require you to read books during the summer, but we’ll also have a second activity sheet that will challenge you to successfully perform certain activities. Additional prize incentives will be added in the mix thanks to funding from the Friends of the Abilene Public Library, as well as additional prizes provided by Chick-fil-A and our friends at the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.
In a new partnership with the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival (CALF), youth will get the chance to earn CALF buttons from the past 10 years. After CALF officially ends, youth will get the opportunity to read books from these past featured authors for a chance to earn six collectible buttons. You can learn more about this special program, as well as the summer reading club challenges by visiting our website online for further information.
There will be much to get involved in this summer as we host about 200 events over the course of two months, not including our weekly storytimes. You’ll receive a complete summer event guide when you pick up your reading club bags, or the complete schedule is available online with a weekly breakdown of events for each of the three age groups being kids, teens, and adults.
Make sure you’re a part of the fun this summer in a series of fun activities including the Young Audiences performances, Art in the Park, Stories in the Garden, Ocean Origami, Sea Tales documentaries, crafting sessions for all ages, Beginner Line Dance Lessons, and so much more. Your Abilene Public Library wants to be one of your summer destinations for fun for the entire family, and offer you a wealth of activities at no cost to you.
We’re excited to see you this summer…don’t miss out!