Summer Reading Program set to begin with annual parade

SRP BannerIt’s almost time. The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are all geared up for the annual Summer Reading Program, the busiest time of the year.

This year, Summer Reading explores ways to “Build a Better World” through a variety of programs that build community, inspiration and in some cases, help participants build actual things.

The Moore Public Library starts the summer like usual with its Summer Reading Parade and Kickoff. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, from Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway St., and then participants will make their way the few blocks south to the library for the Kickoff.

That event begins at 10:30 or as the parade arrives at the library and features games, crafts, snow cones and signups for the Summer Reading Program. Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

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., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.