Summer Reading begins on May 31! Help us get ready by designing an original bookmark based on either the teen theme, ”Beneath the Surface” or the kids’ theme, “Dig Into Reading.” Winners’ artwork from each library will appear on bookmarks to be distributed late spring through summer.
Please design two-dimensional artwork, using crayons, markers or any other illustration tool or medium, or create it on the computer. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own! For ages 3-18. Download an entry form or get one at your library or on the bookmobile.
Entry deadline is Saturday, March 30.
They’re here! Our new Little Red Reading Bags for ages 3-5 are now available for you to take home. You can come to the Columbia Public Library to check out one of these kits, or you can place one on hold in our online catalog. The bags contain books, DVDs, music CDs and toys on twelve different themes, plus a sheet of activities to support children’s early literacy skills. Check one out today!
Help us choose the winner of this year's Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award. This award is decided by the votes of preschoolers in Missouri's public libraries. Read to your child at least five of the books from the following list of 10 titles. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger and goes through December. The winner will be announced in February. Continue reading
Have you been working hard on your Dream Big reading and activities this summer? Well, never fear, there is still time to finish Summer Reading! We are no longer signing up for the program, but there is still plenty of time for you to finish your hours of reading and activities. For the Little Stars, there are still enough days for you to get all your stickers on the calendar. If you have completed Summer Reading, be sure to drop by your library or bookmobile to get your prize! Summer reading officially ends on August 4, but prizes will still be available until August 16.
The library’s Summer Reading program is a fun way to stay engaged in reading and learning over the summer. The program is free and there are versions for all ages, from the youngest babies to kids, teens and even adults.
All programs begin June 1 and end August 4. Continue reading