Lincoln Public Library District kicks off 2023 summer reading program: Find Your Voice

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[May 25, 2023]    Lincoln Public Library District launches its Find Your Voice summer reading program on May 22 with registration.

During the next two months, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes or be entered into prize drawings for reaching their reading goals.

Mark your calendars, our kick off program begins June 8 at 10:00 AM with a FOAM Cannon on the Carnegie lawn. Donuts and drinks will be provided by UCB Bank.

The library has planned a wonderful program for kids to make the library a great place to read, learn, and discover. Seating is limited for summer clubs, so registration is required for all the fun free activities this summer. Summer clubs include STREAM for K-2nd graders, on Mondays at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Explorer Club for grades 3rd – 5th, on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, TEEN TIME every other Friday at 2:00 PM, and Find Your Voice Poetry Club for teens every other Friday at 2:00 PM. We offer story time on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Themed programs on Thursday at 10:00AM include: Nitro Joe’s Science Show, Silly Safaris, Jason Kollum Juggling, Richard Landry-Comedy Magician, Birds of a Feather, and the music of Dino O’Dell. Be sure to check our calendar on the website or pick one up at the library.

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Once again, non-readers and readers ages 6 months - 11years old can earn brag tags as they reach their reading goals. Receive your first brag tag when you register for a book log and receive one each week with other fun prizes when you reach your book log goals. Complete all your weekly goals and earn a Summer Reading Program t-shirt. The 6th – 12th grades get an opportunity to win weekly prizes, weekly drawings, and be eligible for a grand prize drawing for a gift basket for reaching reading goals. Adult summer reading program starts May 22 and ends August 26, information can be found at the circulation desk in the Annex.

Summer reading is an important part of preventing summer slide. Studies indicate students who read recreationally outperform those who don’t. Students read more when they have the opportunity to choose materials based on their interests.

Registration continues throughout the summer. To learn more about the summer reading program at the library please call 217-732-5732, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or checkout the library’s website

[Donna Cunningham
Youth Services Librarian
Lincoln Public Library District]


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