Chambers County Library begins pre-registration for summer programs – Valley Times-News
VALLEY – Summer is just around the corner, it’s a good idea for local youth to get ready for the Chambers County Library Summer Program. According to Mary Hamilton, library director, pre-registration is underway for the Sylvia Word McCullough Summer Reading Challenge, which begins Friday, May 28. Readers of all ages, including adults, are encouraged to participate.
“Signing up for the summer reading program is quick and easy,” said Hamilton. “This can be done from the library’s website at chamberscountylibrary.org or by using the Beanstack Tracker app. When you register the number of pages read, you will receive tickets for the raffles. Prizes include Kiwi Crates, Gift Cards, and other prize packs. “
School-aged children who read and write at least 2,000 pages this summer will receive a box of Kits for Kidz school supplies, a reading locket and a certificate. Infants and preschoolers will also receive an age appropriate award with the medallion and certificate.
“Each year, the Chambers County Library offers a summer reading program for kids to read for fun,” said Hamilton. “He also fights the summer slide. Research showed that the student was learningning can decrease for two to three months during the summer. This year, it’s more important than ever to keep reading during the summer months. “
In June and July, the library will host several virtual and outdoor programs for children and families. Special performers will include Lew-E the Clown, Magician Tommy Lyons, Ventriloquist Marc Griffith, The Science Guys Animal Tales, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Virtual tours include Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center and Dauphin Island Marine Laboratory.
Outdoor STEM activities will take place on Thursdays on the library lawn with Sunny with a Side of Science. The Bradshaw Library will host two outdoor films.
Other online challenges available through Beanstack will include a story and craft challenge, a fun family challenge, a history club, and a Juneteenth challenge.
“With funding from Alabama Humanities, the library is also offering a box-less history program for ages 8 to 16,” Hamilton said. “Registration for this program will begin in June. Participants will receive a box with activities and items related to WWII. Children who complete the activity book will receive a certificate and t-shirt from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. “
For more information on Chambers County Library’s summer programs, please visit chamberscountylibrary.org, call (334) 768-2161 or email [email protected]