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The annual summer reading program returns to Quincy Public Library this year! This year’s theme, “Reading Colors Your World,” focuses on bright colors and the many ways reading can expand your world through kindness, growth, and community. Make reading fun for the whole family this summer at Quincy Public Library! Readers are encouraged to get creative, try new things, and find beauty in diversity. Studies have shown that kids who participate in summer reading programs do better when they return to school.
The Library will also be collecting hygiene products for Horizons. Products most helpful are dish soap, liquid body wash, men’s deodorant, hand soap, paper towels, and baby wipes.
Summer Reading programs will start on June 1, and the Library will celebrate the beginning of summer with a kickoff event on Saturday, June 5, with events targeted at all ages. At 9:30 am and 10 am, Author Brent Hickenbottom will read his book, “The Youngest Swine: A Three Little Pigs Story.” Hickenbottom will answer questions after the story, and kids will get a chance to use materials to build three mini houses to see if they can stand up to the weather featured in the book. At 1 pm, New Moon Movement & Meditation will lead participants through a yoga session and singing bowls presentation. At 2 pm, it will be time to get messy with several outdoor events, including balloon painting with darts, tie-dye, and a water balloon fight.
Everyone who comes to the Library on June 5 will be entered to win a door prize to win four tickets to the Quincy Gems game on June 23 and a Gems jersey donated by the Quincy Gems.
All ages are invited to participate in QPL’s Summer Reading Challenge to read 30 hours in June and July. Those who complete the program will receive a gift card from a local business and can enter to win bikes and prize baskets. Register online at www.quincylibrary.beanstack.com or download the Beanstack app to your mobile device to start logging time.
The Library plans to offer over 100 programs and events for all ages in June and July. Each week of the summer will have a different theme:
June 6-12: Nature
June 13-12: Making & Crafting
June 20-26: Rainbow Pride
June 27-July 3: Comics
July 4-10: Games
July 11-17: Exploring Different Cultures
July 18-24: Kindness
July 25-31: Wrap-up
Visit www.quincylibrary.org/events for a complete list of programs and details. All Library programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are requested. Registration for June programs will open on May 17, and for July programs will open on June 14. Register online at www.quincylibrary.org/events or by calling 217-223-1309. For parties of 6 or more, please call 217-223-1309 ext. 505 to register.