Summer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities at Norman Public Library Central.
This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.
Norman Central kicks an SRP Kickoff Event the afternoon of May 29 before its schedule ramps up the following week. Children and families can take part in a Microphone Bookmark Craft from 2 to 4 p.m.
A week later, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, teens ages 12 to 17 can attend the “Taste of Books,” which pairs literature and good food for attendees. Also, the program “Rainbow Pop-top Bracelets” is scheduled for teens at the same time.
The library will host special performances for children up to age 11 at 2 p.m. each Monday from June 4 through Aug. 6. Teens ages 12 to 17 will have activities at 2 p.m. on each Tuesday afternoon during July.
Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.
Norman Public Library Central brings the world of Dungeons and Dragons into a summer campaign in its People vs. Boardom series, taking place Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., June 2 through July 21, at the library.
Teens going into grades seven through 12 are invited to join the adventure, use their imagination and complete quests.
Those who have never played before should not worry, as experienced players will show them how. Those who have to miss a session will have their spots saved but participants are encouraged to try to attend each week if possible.
Snacks will be provided for the program, which is made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.
Registration is required in advance to attend.