Summer Reading registration starts
Tuesday May 22nd!
Your children are invited to join the Alliance Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and attend the fun programs and events we are planning for all children. This summer’s theme, Dream Big – Read! is about all things nocturnal; dreams, stars and planets, bats, owls, spooky stories, and more. The programs are free and open to all children enrolled in Alliance Public Schools, St. Agnes Academy, or home-schooled children who reside in Alliance.
The Alliance Public Library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. Children who join the Summer Library Program keep their brains active and enter school in the fall ready to succeed. We are offering 3 different programs this summer.
READ FOR A RIDE: This program is designed for children who have completed kindergarten on up, they will have to complete AR tests to meet goals, can earn $15.00 in Chamber Bucks.
DREAM BIG: This program is designed for children who have completed kindergarten on up, they will have to keep a reading log to meet goals, can earn weekly Pizza Hut certificate.
READ TO ME: This program is designed for children who have NOT started kindergarten, parents will have to keep a reading log to meet goals, can earn weekly Dairy Queen certificate.
And remember, you are your child’s first teacher. Look at picture books with your children who have not learned to read and point out people, animals, and objects in the pictures. Read to your children and ask them to read to you. Your librarian will be happy to help you find books that are just right. We hope that you and your family enjoy looking at books and reading together and that you discover the treasures of your library.
Check the Alliance Times Herald, KCOW radio, and Facebook or stop in at the Alliance Public Library for more information and schedule of events.
I would like to introduce myself and what I’ve been up to. My name is Shelley Pfeiffer and I’m the Children’s Librarian at the Alliance Public Library. I have been working on several different programs and events that I would like to share with you.
Story Time is for 3-6 year olds. During story time books are read and discussed, crafts are made, and other educational information is shared. The goal is to introduce new information in a fun and productive way using school readiness guidelines.
Every Tuesday @ 10:00 and Thursday @ 1:00 (school year)
These Are the People in Your Neighborhood
This program is for students Kindergarten through 2nd grade. during this time a guest speaker from our community is introduced and informs the children of their position and how they serve our community. Books are read or a project is made if time permits. The goal is to introduce the children to people through out our community and gain an understanding of who lives in our community and what they do.
Second Tuesday of the month during the school year
This progam is for students 3rd through 5th grade. During this time a guest speaker from our community is introduced to the children and teaches a skill of some sort. Some of the skills that have been instructed are: street safety, fire safety, internet safety, and a stained glass craft. In the following months health, dental health, and art will be discussed. The goal is to instruct the children of a skill that they will be able to use independently.
On Thursday of the second full week of the month (school year)
Summer will be here before we know it! I’m VERY excited to announce that we will be offering 3 options for summer reading. All children will be eligible for at least one of the programs.
Read for a Ride program
Dream Big program
Read to me program
I am currently working on the progamming, and as summer creeps closer I’ll make more information available.
Currently I have a Library Lovers Reading Contest going on! Come in and see me for the details!