They thought it was OK. "Better than OK, but not quite 'couldn't put it down,'" they said. "Good, fun summer read."
Teens, it's that time of year again... Teen Summer Reading!! The Teen Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 to Aug. 24. If you missed the Kick-Off at Petworth, you missed a chance to pie me, Mr. Jordan, in the face with a shaving cream pie.
On Saturday, June 15, Petworth Library hosted its annual D.C. Read-In Event. D.C. Read-In is a day-long reading event hosted at all DC Public Library locations. It consists of activities to promote reading as a pleasurable activity, and celebrates readers of all ages.
This year, we chose an intergenerational theme, Stories With our Grand-Friends. Grandparents or other senior friends were invited to dig into a bit of family history and join children for this special program.
Meet Renata, our first summer reader who has completed eight hours of reading! She got to choose a book to keep, put her name on a flower pot in our "Garden of Readers," get a certificate of completion, and she put her name in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or two tickets to a Washington Nationals game.
Children age 0-12 can come into the library to sign up for the Summer Reading program, "Dig Into Reading."
Petworth Neighborhood Library encourages others to be shameless about their love of books! It's never too early to begin reading with your baby, nor is it too late to encourage good reading habits in your older child. Strong readers are typically better communicators, as well as critical and creative thinkers.
Have you signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program?
If you answered no to that question, you're in luck -- the program goes till Aug. 24. Click here to sign up now.
For those who said yes to that question... yay!
If you need some suggestions for books to read feel free to come by and check out our awesome book displays.
I "Mustache" You To Read:
Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off
Monday, June 3 at 4 p.m.
Teens! It is that time of year again: Summer Reading!
That's right -- it's that time of year when you get rewarded for doing something that you love doing, reading! Not only do you get an awesome charging dock for signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, but the chance to "pie" one of our staff members.
So join us for an afternoon of cool refreshments, music, and prizes.
Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m.
Greetings Petworth Library patrons,
Are you reading an amazing new book that you just do not want to put down?
Are your fingertips sore from turning pages, swiping the screen or pressing the play button as you read or listen to a tantalizing tale?
Stop by the Petworth Library Children's room and pose for our staff paparazzi with the book of your choice, or email us a quirky yet tasteful picture of you reading (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, May 29. The book cover must be visible and an adult must sign a photo consent form for youth under age 18 prior to our use of the picture.
As a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.