Tulare County Library Offers Summer Reading Programs

June 8, 2011

Summer reading programs for youth and adults will kick off this week at the Tulare County Library Branch in Visalia.

Children and their parents are invited to visit the Tulare County Library – Visalia Branch at 11 a.m. on Thursday for “Wild Child Adventures,” which will kick off the youth-focused Summer Reading Program.

Adults are encouraged to visit the Visalia Branch library at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday for a Chocolate/Cheese Tasting Party, which will kick of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Youth Program: Summer Reading Program

Tulare County Deputy Librarian Jeff Scott said the Tulare County Summer Reading Program is designed for children and encourages them to read through an incentive program. For every five books read, at home or at the library, participants will receive educational toys, trinkets, and other items. Youth participants will receive a “Library Champion Sign” for reading 25 books this summer.

“Our Summer Reading Program encourages kids to read,” said Jeff Scott, Tulare County Deputy Librarian. “Keeping a child’s mind active during the summer improves tests scores and overall school performance.”

Scott said Thursday’s event, Wild Child Adventures, will feature an in-depth look at the fun and science of bubbles.

Similar kick off events will take place in the following Tulare County Library branches:

Three Rivers: June 10 at 10:30 a.m.
42052 Eggers Dr.
Three Rivers, CA 93271-0216
Phone: (559) 561-4564

Strathmore: June 14 at 10:30 a.m.
19646 Road 230
Strathmore, CA 93267-0595
Phone: (559) 568-1087

Dinuba: June 15 at 10:30 a.m.
150 S. "I" St.
Dinuba, CA 93618-2399
Phone: (559) 591-5829

Alpaugh: June 15 at 2 p.m.
3816 Avenue 54
Alpaugh, CA 93201-0069
Phone: (559) 949-8355

Lindsay: June 15 at 3 p.m.
157 North Mirage St.
Lindsay, CA 93247-2507
Phone: (559) 562-3021

Exeter: June 16 at 10:30 a.m.
230 E. Chestnut St.
Exeter, CA 93221-1712
Phone: (559) 592-5361

Woodlake: June 16 at 11 a.m.
400 W. Whitney Ave.
Woodlake, CA 93286-1298
Phone: (559) 564-8424

Springville: June 16 at 3:30 a.m.
35800 Highway 190
Springville, CA 93265-0257
Phone: (559) 539-2624

Tipton: June 17 at 2:30 p.m.
301 E. Woods Ave.
P.O. Box 39 Tipton, CA 93272-0039
Phone: (559) 752-4236

Orosi: June 17 at 3 p.m.
12646 Ave. 416
Orosi, CA 93647-2018
Phone: (559) 591-5830

After each kick off event, similar events at each branch will be held on the same day weekly. Earlimart and Ivanhoe programs are to be announced shortly.

Adult Summer Reading Program:

Scott said adults are encouraged to attend the kick off event for the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Novel Destinations is the theme for this year's program at the Tulare County Library. Watch a foreign film, read an international book, learn travel tips or plan a dream vacation. The 2011 Summer Reading Program is open to adults ages 18 and older with programs, prizes, films, book discussions and special events.

For more information visit Tulare County Library’s website at www.tularecountylibrary.org.