Summer Reading Fun Fest 2011 Begins!

Mark your calendars now and plan to participate in the Palm Springs Public Library’s Summer Reading Fun Fest, June 7th—July 30th!

            One World, Many Stories—is this year’s overall theme, guiding readers through a celebration of the world and different cultures through stories, classes and sharing experiences.  Readers of all ages can travel the globe this summer by participating in portions of the curriculum designed especially for them!

            Adults can enroll and participate in “Novel Destinations.” There will be interesting classes focused on the art of traveling, cultural experiences, how to find online travel deals, a digital photo editing class, a photography contest and more!  It’s simple to enroll and easy to complete a Reading BINGO sheet to win a travel journal (while supplies last); plus be entered into our Grand Prize drawing awarded at the finale at the end of July. “Novel Destinations“ runs concurrently with the youth classes so it’s easy for everyone in the family to be involved!

            Teens and Tweens (going into the 6th thru 12th grades in the Fall) can be a part of the “You Are Here” Club!  While Elementary students (going into 1st – 5th grades in the Fall) will be able to participate in the “One World Many Stories” program.  All students will have the opportunity to win prizes by reading, attending special events and completing activities.  All those who completely finish their program will have the opportunity to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing, awarded at the end of July at the finale. Among the many activities planned for teens and youth over the eight week FUN FEST will be an animation workshop, travel BINGO with players from the Palm Springs Power Baseball team, special arts and crafts, world music and many other adventures!

            Children (infant – entering Kindergarten in the Fall) can join in the fun too, with help from their parents.  They can be part of the Read-To-Me program and enjoy special story times, reading, and an opportunity to win prizes too! 

            Enrollment in any one of these programs is easy and can be done either online or in-person at the Library beginning on Tuesday June 7th. But to formally kick-off the festivities there will be a special celebration at the Library on Saturday, June 11th!  Anyone attending the launch party on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m., will receive a FREE gift (while supplies last). A representative from the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism will be on hand to give you local attraction information, maps, and discount coupons. Plus there will be face painting, Wii gaming and a special appearance by Buster Balloon at 11:30 a.m.  Go online at www.palmspringslibrary.org  to get more details. 

            Don’t miss this summertime opportunity to travel through reading, have fun, learn something new and possibly win a prize!

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