Summer reading program @ your library from May 28
Journey to medieval times with Pikes Peak Library District for the 2005
Summer Reading Program, Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. Learn about dragons,
knights and castles, and enjoy medieval revelry while participating in this
year's program. Programs will be held May 28 through Aug. 1.
The Teen program, Warped! Beyond Time and Space gives teens an adventurous ride
through the past, present and future. Participants will investigate a death on
Pikes Peak, leap into acting and compete in the Library's version of the Amazing
Children's events will include Inspector Magic, live music, the Air Force
Academy cadet falconers, crafts, storytimes, and more. This year, selected
events will also be interpreted for the hearing impaired, and game cards are
available in English and Spanish.
Children's involvement in the Library's Summer Reading Program has increased
more than 200 percent in seven years - from 7,335 children in 1998 to 24,205 in
2004 - according to Vicki Fox, Children's section manager at PPLD. "We try to
reach kids of all ages and abilities, so reluctant readers can be motivated by
the basic game, and eager readers have more of a challenge with the bonus game,"
In addition to summer events, the program encourages reading by offering prizes
for books read. Children and teens will receive game cards at registration.
Children who finish the game and want to keep reading can play a bonus game and
enter a grand prize drawing for $100 donated by Noodles & Company. Teens can
also enter to win a grand prize.
The Teen program, Warped! Beyond Time and Space will also include the Zany Disc
Golf Tournament and PPLD's first Battle of the Bands. Teens will travel through
time with the historic trivia night and costume contest, and become super
sleuths with a "cold case" investigation. Teen prizes include coupons for free
food and games and the chance to enter a grand prize drawing.
Last year, nearly 4,000 teens participated in the program, and they read more
than 12,000 books during the game. To participate, readers must register at
their library or online at www.ppld.org. Teen registration began May 16.