Read In!

Read-In Day - June 15, 2013

June 15 will be a big deal for the DC Public Library. All across the system, neighborhood libraries will be celebrating “Read-In” day. The Bellevue Library is no exception. On that day, the Bellevue Library’s children room will be partnering with the teen room and giving people an opportunity to read to someone younger than them.

On Saturday afternoon, the program room on the second floor will be available to teens who want to read to children. Beginning early next week, teens interested in signing up and volunteering their time to read to younger children can do so either with Miss Vanessa or Miss Jen at the children’s room desk. When and if they are not available, all you have to do is submit your name to another staff member and let us know what time you’re available.

Image for Dig Into Reading ThemeIn addition, those children wishing to participate and read independently can have the children’s program room for just that reason. The second floor will have a “quiet hour” so that anyone who wants to be in the library and read in peace and quiet will be able to do so. This will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. But, this day won’t leave out parents! Parents are also welcome to take advantage of “Read-In” day and we will be having an hour in the morning where only parents reading to their children will be allowed in the second-floor program room. Staff will also provide you with great book selection and suggestions. This will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Anyone wishing to participate by having someone read a cool book to them, or anyone who wants to have their child read to by a local teen can bring them to the library to sign up at any time.

We hope to see you all there ready to celebrate summer reading in style by kicking it off with “Read-In” day!