According to local forecasts it is going to get hot and steamy over the next week. Get a head start so you don’t have to go out later. Stop by the library and get some books and movies, go home, crank up the air, and relax. You probably deserve it!
Kids of all ages, kickoff your summer fun at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) with the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 4 p.m.! Play games, win fun prizes, knock one of the teen volunteers into the dunk tank, and signup for the “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Program. All of these great activities and more are FREE for the entire family!
When you need a little break from all of the fun and excitement visit the FRIENDS Bookstore for some real bargains, then stop across the hall at Cam’s Coffee House for fabulous food and drinks! Just think, you get entertainment, fun, check-out library materials, and sign-up for the summer reading program all for FREE and then buy a book and have lunch for around $5.00! No where else in the Quad Cities can you get all of this excitement for such a great deal!
Kids and teens receive a free book for their half-way prize and the first 1600 finishers (total of all age groups combined) receive a FREE summer reading t-shirt. Also, upon completion enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win an i-Pod Touch, a Color Nook, or a giant stuffed tiger! The summer reading program ends August 4 at the Bix Porch Party, featuring Don Estes and the Prairie Area Ramblers, clowns, a stilt walker, and much more!
Keep track of all our fun activities throughout the year on our blogs at blogs.davenportlibrary.com or go now to www.davenportlibrary.com and visit the “Calendar of Events” for a list of all of the AWESOME SUMMER FUN at YOUR DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY!
As part of Banned Books Week, we are replaying a podcast of a visit that Chris Crutcher made to the Davenport Public Library about a year and a half ago as part of “Super Author Week.” Listen to what Chris has to say about “Fostering Free Speech and Open Discourse.” After listening to this podcast, be sure to stop by your local library and pick up one of Chris’ books and let us know what you think of his writings and whether they deserved to be banned and why? We look forward to hearing what you have to say!
For more information about Banned Books Week visit www.ala.org/bbooks and be sure to visit your Davenport Public Library and check out some BANNED BOOKS!