On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

by Mary Ellen

The Cleveland Cavaliers are WORLD CHASummer Readin ProgramMPIONS!!! The Cleveland Indians are in FIRST PLACE in the Central Division and just broke a team record for their 14 GAME WINNING STREAK!! The Lake Erie Monsters won the CALDER CUP!! With all of these amazing Cleveland sports successes; it is only appropriate that the Rocky River Public Library’s summer reading theme is SPORTS!

Every year, during the lazy days of summer, the Children’s Department gears up to offer new and fun programs to families in our community. We have sports-themed story times and programs, as well as unique book clubs for children to enjoy.  In addition, I have contracted with several outside entertainers that bring their distinctive skills to our library. This year, I scheduled illusionist Rick Smith, Jr. and Basketball Jones who are both new to us this year. I also brought back Jungle Terry and the Bubble Lady, who have always been popular in past summers. To keep these shows interesting , I am always looking for new entertainers, so if you have seen a show or know of a performer that you can suggest to me, please give me a call at 440.333.7610 ext. 3859 or email me at m.fisher@rrpl.org.

We are nearing the last few weeks of our summer reading program… in which we have had over 900 children register. For those that enter our program and read, you will receive great prizes, such as gift cards from Applebee’s, Wild Flower Bakery, River Dog Café, and Chipotle.  Those that finish the program can choose a book to keep!

We always want children in the Library and having fun! If you haven’t made it in, please plan to do so. Our summer reading program lasts until August 6th. There is still time for children to be READING CHAMPIONS!

Check out the next post for our Fall 2016 programs!


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