Friday, June 08, 2012

Summer Reading Program to begin at Portage Library June 9

At the 2011 Summer Reading Program opening day, Chris Alquist, right, Portage Lake District Library Community Program director, signs up two librarians -- Mies and Beth Martin, and their sons, for summer reading. Mies works at Michigan Tech's J. R. Van Pelt and Opie Library, and Beth is the librarian at Finlandia University's Maki Library. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

HOUGHTON -- Opening day activities and registration for the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program begins from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Kids are invited to make crafts and everyone can create their own ice cream sundae in the community room.

Portage Library visitors enjoy creating ice cream sundaes during the 2011 Summer Reading Program opening day event. This year the ice cream sundae tradition continues -- this Saturday, June 9, in the community room. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The "Dream Big! Read!" Summer Reading Program will continue through Saturday, August 11, and people may register throughout the summer. Participants will receive a reading log, book bag, and sticker 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.

Library assistants and parents help kids make crafts during the Summer Reading Program event in June 2011. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

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 additional programs and events in the library, the media, and at

Everyone is invited to join the fun and see where dreams will take them!

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

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