HCTPL and Markle branch announce programs

The Huntington City-Township Public Library announces programs to be offered this summer at the main library and Markle branch.

They include:

Summer Reading

This summer's overall theme is "Dig Into Reading!" The program is further divided into age groups with each having its own theme, format and requirements for earning prizes. Patrons of all ages can come into the library and participate in summer reading programs.

Dig Into a Book - Birth-Preschool Club
For every six books listened to, participants will add a paper cut-out of a vegetable to the Children's Room garden display. The goal for this group is to listen to 42 books and receive seven different items to display. Families with more than one child in the Birth-Preschool and the Picture Book Clubs may share books. Only 18 books may be counted for club credit per week.

Students in grades K-6 may join one of the following two clubs:

Burrow Into a Book, Picture Book Club
For every six books participants read or listen to, they will move a small paper marker bearing their name to one of seven different shelves. Each shelf represents a different animal, which is burrowing underground. Their goal is to complete 42 books. Children in this group may share books with participants in the preschool group.
Tunnel Into A Book, Chapter Book Club
For every four books read, members will move a small paper ant through underground tunnels on a wall display. Their goal is to read 16 books and they will advance after every four books read. From the 16 books read, readers may choose to complete an optional Reading Record Card for an added prize.

Students just completing sixth grade may choose to join the Young Adult Reading Club called "Make Reading a Hobbit" instead.

Make Reading a Hobbit, Young Adult Reading Program
Designed for youth in grades six to 12, readers will be challenged to read up to 10 books selected from specific categories and of their free choice. As they read, participants will be given optional trivia questions.

Those who correctly solve the trivia questions have a chance to win weekly trivia prizes and will be eligible for the grand prize drawings at the end of the program.

Young Adult Reading Club participants are automatically eligible to enter the "Teen Spin & Win Disc Throwing Contest," which runs through July 20.

All Young Adult Summer Reading Club members are also invited to attend or be a performer at the Coffeehouse Experience & Open Mic Night on July 9.

A combination of improv and talent show, this event is open to the public. Registration can be made by calling 356-2900.

Groundbreaking Reads at Your Library, Adult Summer Reading

Adult patrons may participate as little or as much as they wish, and may check out any book or item of their choice for credit in the summer reading program. Each time adults return library items, they receive a small prize and place a new entry into the weekly and grand prize drawings.

Participants can also check out featured items or complete weekly puzzles and trivia questions for added incentives.

Summer Reading Club Carnival at the
Huntington Main
Summer reading club participants ages birth - grade 6 who reach the first level in their reading group are invited to attend the Reading Club Carnival, anytime between the following dates, July 25, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and July 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.

On July 20, the Markle branch will be hosting its Summer Reading Club Celebration and wrap-up party.

The Markle branch is located at 197 E. Morse St., Markle.