The Boyd County Public Library has lots of opportunities for teens to have fun, get involved, and find information. We have a growing Teen Collection, including books, DVDs, music, and video games. Our Teen Tuesday program features a different fun program at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, and our Teen Library Council helps plan teen programs and select teen materials. Newcomers are always welcome!
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Make a Splash!
8 weeks of water-themed fun in June and July
Longer adult program this year; 2nd teen location
ASHLAND Get ready to “Make a Splash” with the 2010 version of Boyd County Public Library’s Summer Reading program. The eight weeks of fun (and reading) runs throughout June and July at all three library branches.
As always, there are programs for kids of all ages, from toddler through teen. This year, the adult summer reading program is longer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Each week, there are fun and educational water-themed programs for kids at Ashland, Catlettsburg and Summit. Just pick the time and place most convenient to you. Sprinkled throughout the summer will be special guests, including the Newport Aquarium at the June 5 kickoff, and a theatrical performance of “The Ugly Duckling.” Each Friday, we’ll also show a water-themed family movie at the Main Branch at noon.
The “Make a Splash” program once again has separate meeting times/locations for tweens (ages 8-12) with more complex crafts and activities. Teens have their own program, called “Make Waves,” with weekly programs at both Main and Summit.
The adult version has no weekly programs. Adults simply fill out brief (about 25 words) book reviews for each book they read and earn rewards based on the number. There will be a Garden Party finale for the adults, with lots of door prizes and a Sony Reader grand prize, donated by BCPL Friends.
The Friends group is also donating funds to purchase all the “book of your choice” rewards that kids and teens earn for reading 25 hours, and that adults earn for reading 20 books.
Kids and teens can start keeping track of their reading hours/books on June 1 – just fill out a registration form and pick up a reading log at any branch. Kids can add up their time spent reading to qualify for rewards, including water bombs, beach ball, beach towels and an inflatable alligator toy.
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A kickoff featuring special guests from the Newport Aquarium takes place Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at the Summit Branch, 1016 Summit Road, across from Boyd County Middle School.; and at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. On June 16, the Library will sponsor a performance of “The Ugly Duckling,” at 3 p.m. at Summit and 6 p.m. at Main.
“Make a Splash” is for children 4-12, but the older kids will have their own meetings or locations and will do different activities than the younger ones. Weekly program times are as follows: Main: 2 p.m. Tuesday (ages 4 to 12); Summit: 1 p.m. Monday (ages 8-12) and 1 p.m. Tuesday (ages 4-7); and Catlettsburg: 10:30 a.m. Thursday (ages 4-12). Summit will also be continuing Toddler Time this summer, at 1 p.m. Friday, and have programs with the “Make a Splash” theme.
The water fun all wraps up with a party at Dawson Pool for all participants on July 31.
“Make a Splash” movies are also being shown each Friday at noon at Main. Kids and their parents can bring their own lunch, and the library will provide drinks and chips.
• June 11: “The Princess and the Frog”
• June 18: “The Water Horse”
• June 25: “Shark Tale”
• July 2: “Surf’s Up”
• July 9: “Finding Nemo”
• July 16: “Ponyo”
• July 23: “Flipper”
All the fun aside, there are serious reasons for taking part in a summer reading program, said Misti Tidman, supervisor of the library’s youth services department. “Studies show that kids who read at least a few books during the summer are less likely to lose the skills they learned during the school year,” she said. “And best of all, it’s absolutely free!”
“Make Waves” is the name of the teen program, which meets each Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Main Branch and (new this year!) each Monday at 3 p.m. at Summit. The “Battleship Kickoff” is June 7 at Main and June 10 at Summit. Other weekly programs include a pirate scavenger hunt, do-it-yourself snow globes and flip-flops, a Wii game day, a beach food sculpture program, and outdoor water games.
As with the program for the younger set, teens keep track of their hours spent reading and collect cool rewards, including a water bottle, beach towel & tote and a Super Soaker.
After the inaugural adult summer reading program in 2009, participants said they would like to have more time to read. So, “Water Your Mind,” is five weeks longer than the other two, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Last year’s participants also said they didn’t want to fill out a review form for each book. This year, a review form will hold five brief (about 25 words) reviews. Forms can be picked up in any branch starting June 1, and will also be available at www.thebookplace.org
. Adult rewards include magnets, pens, water bottles, book lights, tote bags and a book or audio book of your choice. The adult program ends with a Garden Party on Sept. 9, in the Reading Garden at Main.
For more information on Summer Reading 2010, call Misti at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1310, or visit www.thebookplace.org