The Lexington Public Library is encouraging people of all ages to read this summer by offering prizes for those who finish the Summer Reading Program. In conjunction with the reading program each branch will host fun, educational events in June and July.
Summer reading logs are available for every age, from wee readers to adults, at all Fayette County library locations. Over the summer, readers will keep track of their reading times and turn their logs in.
The program lasts through July 31.
All finishers will receive a prize and be entered into prize drawings. The grand prize for children includes a new bicycle plus gift cards to Target, Toys R Us, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Fandango, and Game Stop. The grand prize for adult finishers is an Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Educational programs for grade school children will include:
Happily Ever After: Bright Star Theatre presents fairy tale favorites including Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstilskin, Rapunzel, and the Elves and the Shoemaker.
11 a.m. Monday, June 15 – Northside Branch
1:30 p.m. Monday, June 15 – Beaumont Branch
4 p.m. Monday, June 15 – Village Branch
10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 – Central Library
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 – Tates Creek Branch
4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 – Eagle Creek Branch
Superhero Science: “Mr. Science” Jason Lindsey will show how even superheroes benefit from science. Learn how a leaf blower can shoot toilet paper through the air, how to pull two phone books apart and more.
11 a.m. Monday, June 22 – Beaumont Branch
2 p.m. Monday, June 22 – Northside Branch
6:30 p.m. Monday, June 22 – Eagle Creek Branch
11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 – Village Branch
2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 – Central Library
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 – Tates Creek Branch
Draw Superhero Animals: Cartoonist Steve Harpster will give hands-on instruction on how to draw a variety of imaginary animals with super powers.
11 a.m. Monday, July 13 – Beaumont Branch
2 p.m. Monday, July 13 – Central Library
4 p.m. Monday, July 13 – Village Branch
11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 – Northside Branch
2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 – Tates Creek Branch
4 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 – Eagle Creek Branch