2016 Summer Reading Bookmark Contest

Ready Set Read stampIt’s hard to believe that we are already talking about Summer Reading 2016, but the time has come for our annual bookmark contest. You can help us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the theme “”Ready, Set, Read!” Winning artwork from each library will be printed on bookmarks to promote Summer Reading. See last year’s winners. Your artwork should be two-dimensional, using any medium you want, from crayons and markers to a computer. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own. You must be 18 or younger to participate. Your entry should be drawn onto or sized to match the entry form. Download an entry form or pick one up at a library branch or the bookmobile. The entry deadline is Friday, April 1.

Our Super Summer!

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Your friendly Spider-man Librarian

Thanks to all our patrons for making this summer such a memorable one. “Every Hero Has a Story” has been one of our more popular Summer Reading themes, and kids, parents and employees showed their enthusiasm at all our branches.

Below are some favorite memories from this summer. What are your favorite moments?

2015-06-03 08.37.32Superhero Training AcademyHoly Bat Baby!Heroes triumphed over all obstacles. Continue reading

Celebrate Everyday Heroes

Book cover for Heroes of the EnvironmentThis year’s Summer Reading program is all about heroes. There are plenty of books about caped crusaders and super strong crime-fighters, but we also want to highlight those everyday heroes in our lives. They may not wear masks or fly super jets, but they do important work keeping us safe, inspiring positive change in our communities or even saving the planet!

Hero Dad” by Melinda Hardin
A child demonstrates that while Dad differs from a traditional superhero, as an American soldier he is a superhero of a different kind.

Show Me Community Helpers” by Clint Edwards
This picture encyclopedia introduces the youngest readers to important people like fire fighters, police officers, doctors and teachers. Facts and photos teach kids about community helpers and the ways they help us every day. Continue reading

2015 Summer Reading Bookmark Contest Winners

Owl superhero bookmark

Designed by Abby Law

A group of very talented kids and teens created bookmarks to promote our upcoming Summer Reading program. The theme for all ages this year is “Every Hero Has a Story.” See the 2015 winners, and be sure to pick up a bookmark when you visit the library!