Library summer reading program

Tulsa City-County Library’s 2016 summer reading programs for children, teens and even adults, encourage readers to keep the pages turning during the summer.

The free annual program is ongoing May 31-Aug. 6.  To sign up, children and teens, ages newborn to 17, and adults can register at any Tulsa City-County Library or online at www.TulsaLibrary.org/summer and no library card required.

Those looking to avoid the rush of readers can preregister at their community library or online.  There will be two additional grand-prize drawings: one for those who preregister May 1-30, and another for those registering May 1-June 30. The summer reading program is a way to keep students reading throughout the summer to help retain and improve their reading skills.

Performers and presenters from Tulsa and across the United States participate to help bring books to life.  Children, as well as adults, will enjoy performances from Sugar Free Allstars, Big Bang Boom Band, The Que Pastas, Jack and Kitty Norton, Monty Harper, Lucky Diaz, Tommy Terrific and many more entertaining and educational performers. The theme for the children’s program is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” and the tween/teen program theme is “Get in the Game – Read.”

By visiting the library four times and reading or having eight books read to them, children will complete the program and earn a medal of achievement, and a booklet of coupons for free entertainment and food items.  Medal winners who have completed kindergarten or are in first through fifth grade also are entered into the grand prize drawing featuring bicycles and helmets, fishing trips and other great prizes.  Medal winners who are not yet school-aged will be entered into their own grand-prize drawing for gift certificates to local stores.