Summer is finally here, and that can only mean one thing: the Summer Reading Program is officially open! We have a science theme this year, so it's time to break out the lab coats, dust off the beakers and flasks, and get our mad scientist on!
On Mondays at 1 p.m., our own resident mad scientist will be presenting readings and various experiments. I don't want to give anything away, but I can promise that things are going to get messy.
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. we'll be having guest speakers on a variety of topics, including birds, animal tracks, and how airplanes fly. This Thursday we are thrilled to have Fermin and Joseph Tamez in to talk about macaws. They will be bringing one of these beautiful birds in so you can get an up-close look.
We're going to have a wicked good time, but let's not forget about the books. When you sign up for the Summer Reading Program (all it takes is a library card with no fines on it), we will be keeping count of the books you read, and yes, there will be prizes involved. What kind of prizes? Well, depending on the number of books you read we have everything from temporary tattoos to dog tags to free snowcones from Albiar's Snowcone Place to shrieking flying monkeys to Super Soakers to a very impressive giant inflatable monkey. We have an Adventure Time backpack (with Finn's hat), Redbox gift cards, ear buds, a 150-crayon tower, tickets to the Texas State Aquarium, Zoom Rockets and some awesome little portable fans to keep you cool, and all you've got to do is read: picture books for kids 2nd grade and under (we'll count number of books) and chapter books for kids 3rd grade and up (we'll count pages).
So come on by the Runge Public Library and sign up and start reading. We can't wait to see you there!