Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Summer Reading Program begins June 12 at Portage Library

HOUGHTON -- Opening day activities and registration for the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program begin from noon - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Kids are invited to make crafts and everyone can create a personal ice cream sundae in the community room.

At the 2009 opening of the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program, Library Community Programs Coordinator Chris Alquist, background, second from left, gives advice to Emily VanDam, left, and Kristin Erbisch, library aides, on serving the ice cream sundaes. (2009 File photo by Keweenaw Now)

The "Make a Splash at Your Library: Dive into a Good Book!" Summer Reading Program will continue through Saturday, Aug. 14, and people may register throughout the summer. Participants will receive a reading log and bookmark when they register and a book when they have completed their reading log. The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, children through adults; and reading logs may include books, magazines, audio books, reading to young children, or being read to.

The Summer Reading Program series of events includes Storytimes with Maria Sliva from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. The Houghton High School Key Club will also present Storytimes and a craft on days to be announced. Look for listings of programs and events in the library, the media, on Facebook and at

Everyone is invited to join the fun and make a splash at your library!

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