Summer Reading Program set to “Build a Better World”

SRP sloganIt’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 Tecumseh Public Library is getting the summer started with its Summer Reading Program Kickoff, at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25.

The event features a visit from the Southwest Dairy Farmers and the Mobile Dairy Classroom, complete with a traveling milking parlor and a live cow. All ages are invited.

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.

Thursday mornings bring Story Time

GLAR Spanish logoThe Tecumseh Public Library welcomes families with young children for its Thursday morning story time events, at 11 a.m. on May 4 and 11.

The first event of the month, on May 4, is a monthly bilingual story time offering, Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner through Art. Participants ages 5 and under will use art and play to learn in an event that is part of the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative and made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Toddler Story Time on May 11 will feature an hour of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts, with early literacy tips to help children in their pre-reading skills. And children of all ages are invited back to the library at 11 a.m. May 25 for the kickoff for the library’s annual Summer Reading Program.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.