Clear lake City Library's official start for the Summer Reading Program is June 8th. Local business and community members were very generous, and we are excited to announce some great prizes for our readers who meet a reading goal of 125 pages each week and grand prizes for those who go above and beyond the expectations. Prizes include a Fire Tablet, cordless earphones, sports bags, and gift cards for local businesses just to name a few. Participants will be divided into two age groups: 3rd grade and under and 4th grade and above.
Participants will be required to document their reading and relay that information to the library. Record sheets may be picked up at the library beginning the week of June 1. Parents are encouraged to include their non-reading preschoolers as well, by recording the number of books/pages listened to when read by another. Each participant’s reading data will be compiled at the end of Summer Reading. Grand prizes will be awarded to participants with the highest accumulated total number of pages read.
Young writers will also enjoy the story writing class. There is still room for a few story writers for the class offered on Thursdays at 3:00. The class is designed for 4th grade and above, but if there is room, we will accept younger students. The students must be able to work independently and do some work outside of class time. Students will be writing and illustrating their own story.
Along with the reading competition, there will be short story times and activities for children to do at the library. Due to the recent pandemic the library is taking precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy. The library will have hand sanitizer and face masks available for patron use and request that all children wash their hands and use hand sanitizer before participating in activities. The library will have activities for young patrons anytime during library hours, so if a scheduled activity is not on you radar participation is still possible. Please Check out our calendar of events on our website at http://clearlakesdlibrary.blogspot.com/, and the Clear Lake Courier. The new normal is now here...at the library.