Library launches reading programThe Dickinson Area Public Library has launched its summer reading program with the theme “Be Creative at Your Library.”
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
The Dickinson Area Public Library has launched its summer reading program with the theme “Be Creative at Your Library.”
“It’s reading about all kinds of artistic talents — dancing, singing, crafts photography — anything that’s artistic,” said children’s librarian Tina Kuntz. “We set aside titles for each age group to read.”
The program is designed for readers preschool through grade 8. When they register for the program, they create an art piece for a collage in the children’s section, she said.
Young readers fill out a log of books they’ve read over the summer and return it to the library. The library rewards them with a little bag of prizes and names are put in a drawing for larger prizes, she added.
“The purpose is to encourage reading over the summer and also to visit the library,” she said. “Normally, we get over 500 signed up and usually about half finish.”
Kuntz is continuing Storytime, but has changed the hours for summer. Storytime, which was on Wednesdays, has been moved to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. It’s for children ages 4 and older.
“We do stories, hand rhymes and sing songs,” she said.
Faye Beck, who teaches at Killdeer, brings her children to Storytime during the summer.
She appreciates the service offered to her children at the library, including audio books and books related to children’s educational TV programs.
Amy Kuehn registered her children, Maeva and Addie, for the summer reading program on Tuesday.
“We registered last year. They love to read. It’s an incentive to really getting them reading,” she said.
More information is available at www.dickinsonlibrary.com.