Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Portage Library Summer Reading Program to open with family fun June 11

Library Community Programs Coordinator Chris Alquist, right, assists visitors at the June 2010 registration for the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program. (File photos by Keweenaw Now)

HOUGHTON -- Opening day activities and registration for the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

Kids are invited to make crafts and everyone can create an ice cream sundae in the community room. Early registrants will be treated with a balloon hat or animal made especially for them by John Gershenson.

This young library visitor is enjoying his ice cream sundae during the 2010 Summer Reading Program opening day at the Portage Lake District Library. The "create your own sundae" activity is a tradition at the annual event.

The "Reading Takes You Around the World!" Summer Reading Program will continue through Saturday, August 13; and people may register throughout the summer. Participants will receive a reading log, book bag, and bookmark when they register and prizes as they progress through their reading lists. The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, children through adults. 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 every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - noon. 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 www.pldl.org.

Everyone is invited to join the fun. Let your imagination take you around the world!

For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

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