The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Like many parents, librarians are busy planning the long stretches of time ahead with activities to keep young people occupied and entertained. Our mission is to beat the Summer Slide, encourage reading for fun and educate in fun and innovative ways. Studies show that for reading success to happen, access to books is critical. The public library is an excellent free resource for families to have access to books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as librarians to guide children and families in selecting great books.
For the past few years, the Springdale Public Library system has hosted over 2,000 youth for summer programs. This includes infants all the way through teens. Adult programs are also available during the summer. Our programs are free and open to the public, and easily viewable at www.springdalelibrary.org.
From live puppet shows to S.T.E.A.M. programs, movie days and crafts- the Springdale Public Library offers something for everyone. Community partners bring cultural and educational opportunities through music, dance, scientific exploration and much more.
This year, the 2017 summer reading program theme is “Build a Better World” and families can pick up their Summer Reading logs June 3 during our Summer Reading Kick-Off with activated Story Theater at 2:30 p.m. You can register at the library or online. We hope to see you there!