Troy Public Library summer reading registration starts Monday

Published 11:06 pm Friday, April 30, 2010

Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to “Make a Splash and Make Waves” at the Troy Public Library.

Teresa Colvin, children and young adults director, said registration for the Summer Library Program will begin on Monday, May 3 at the Troy Public Library.

The children’s program, “Make a Splash” will be for ages four and five and six through 11 and run June 8 through July 20. The program will be limited to 100 so parents are encouraged to register their children early.

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The TPL will present “Make Waves at Your Library” for young adults ages 12 through 18, June 10 through July 22. The young adults summer program will be limited to 50 so, young adults are also encouraged to stop by the library as soon as possible and register for the summer program.

“Both of our programs – for children and young adults—will be fun, exciting and very educational,” Colvin said. “We want the summer library program to be loads of fun and we also want to encourage all ages to continue to read during the summer months in order to keep their reading skills sharp and their interest up.”

The summer library program for ages four and five includes story time, crafts, movies and games. The six through 11-year-old children will have a chance to play “Minute to Win It.”

“That’s a game based on the popular game show and it’s so much fun,” Colvin said. “They will also participate in ‘Science in Motion,’ which includes hands-on activities presented by Troy University. There will be craft activities and a really big event, ‘Wild and Wet Fun’ at Murphree Park on June 22. We’ll have three different water slides and one of them will be the Big Blue Monster. So the children will be able to ‘Make a (big) Splash!’”

The top readers ages four -11 will be invited to a Luau so that should be motivation to keep reading, Colvin said.

The Summer Library Program for young adults will feature Game Day, Craft Day, Minute to Win It, and the always popular, Murder Mystery Lock In.

“Game Day will be very challenging with the different games we have planned,” Colvin said. “Craft Day is on June 17 and space will be limited to 12 for those who want to created their own spray-dyed beach towel and 12 for crafting a CD clock. You can do one or the other of those crafts. You can’t do both. We want to give more people a chance to participate.”

The hemp jewelry craft session can accommodate 50 but young adults must also sign up for that session.

“The Minute to Win It,” a pyramid of odd challenges, will tax the mind and be exciting competition for the young adults, Colvin said.

“The Murder Mystery Lock In is one of our most popular summer activities,” she said. “This year’s mystery is ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Over Dead.’ The lock-in is limited to 50 so everyone is encouraged to come by the library and sign up. This summer library program will be interesting, educational and fun and our top readers for the summer will be recognized.”

Sign up begins on Monday, May 3 for all ages. Space is limited so those who want to participate are urged to “make waves” and get to the library early and lock in a spot for summer fun at the Troy Public Library.”