Fizz, Boom, Read!

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Summer Reading Fun at Shepherd Park

                         Calling all kids!
Kids with booksWhat could possibly be more fun than spending summer vacation visiting the library and returning home with an armload full of your favorite books!

No guesses?

How about getting PRIZES for returning home with an armload full of your favorite books?

Aha! We thought that might get your attention.

And truly, what could be more fun than performing mad science experiments and getting messy with paints at our Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 7?  You can’t even begin to imagine, can you?

How about getting PRIZES for performing mad science experiments and getting messy with paints?

Summer Reading registration begins June 1.  Just stop by the library to get your folder and sign-up prize, then come back as often or as little as you like, and let us know what you’ve been up to, for opportunities to win even MORE prizes. No stress. No commitments.  And every kid who meets their summer reading goal will walk away with two Nationals Tickets and a chance to win his or her very own tablet.   

“This sounds too good to be true!” you say. There must be a catch.

You are obviously a wise kid.  There is almost always a catch. 

Well then, "What’s the catch?" you ask.
Fine. We will tell you the catch. But only because we trust you not to go blabbing it all over town.  Are you ready? Here it is.

For all the time that you spend this summer laughing out loud to the Dork Diaries or pouring through the pages of your favorite Marvel Super hero graphic novel , for all the minutes you spend watching puppet shows, or drumming and dancing to Latin rhythms, you are actually keeping your brain sharp, retaining the learning you have done throughout the school year, and developing the skills you need to become successful in life. 

"Ridiculous!" you exclaim.  "Absolutely inconceivable! How could stuff that’s this fun be good for me?  Eating broccoli is good for me, and I HATE broccoli."

We know it is super weird, but it’s true and we are begging you to keep this on the down low. It is a SECRET.  Do not tell your friends.  Do not tell your parents.  If your friends and parents figure out that awesome stuff like reading graphic novels and drumming is as good for them as eating their vegetables, then they might not be so excited.      

So check out the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park calendar for a full listing of special events in June, including: Fun with Citric Fizz, Cantaré Music with Cecilia Esquivel and Blue Sky Puppet Theater. But remember this is our little secret ;-)