Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read! at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

News Release:
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is kicking off another great Summer Reading Program!  The branches will start the summer with a bang at their kick-off programs held May 28 through June 2.  Come to one or all of them to enjoy the events and join the Summer Reading Program.

The theme of this summer is science. Each of the library’s five branches will be hosting events throughout the summer including storytimes, crafts, science experiments, performers, and animal visits, all with the aim of learning more about the amazing world of science.  In addition to all the fun, reading during the summer greatly benefits students.  Reading skills are critical to classroom success and students who continue to read throughout the summer maintain reading proficiency at a higher level than those who do not.  Reading is also important for adults to help maintain brain health.

The program is for readers of all ages, from birth through adult. There are three levels: Fizz, Boom, Read for Children, Spark a Reaction for Teens, and Literary Elements for Adults.   Participants will be able to earn prizes by reading or having someone read to them.  Prizes include free books, school supplies, activity coupons, MP3 players, and drawings for larger prizes. To sign up for the KCKPL Summer Reading Program, visit www.kckpl.org.  Sign-ups are open May 1 and the program will run from June 1 through July 31.  So join the library for a summer of books, science, and fun!

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library was formed in 1895.  In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Board of Education and remains there today.   It serves a population of 159,129.  The mission of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is to connect members of a dynamic community with information, tools, resources, and welcoming spaces to enrich lives in Wyandotte County.  The library can be found online at kckpl.org