Summer Reading at the library is all about fun with a focus. The Southern Pines Public Library has made a habit of celebrating space exploration: including the eclipse viewing party in 2016, streaming the Mars Rover landing, and hosting the STARLAB® this year for the month of May, which allowed students and patrons to climb inside a portable planetarium and view the stars. The Library will continue its journey through the outer limits with “A Universe of Stories,” the theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This summer coincides with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and provides an opportunity for fun and educational space programs for all ages.
Registration for the Summer Reading began June 1st and participants can sign up online, through the Beanstack Tracker App, or in person at the Library. Reading during the break from school and participating in active, experiential learning opportunities are essential in preventing the dreaded “summer slide”. Children who do not engage in summer learning can lose between one to two months of instruction during the months off. Adults can help by reading and setting a good example for the children in their lives. While reading is its own reward, there are incentives, too! By logging the minutes that they read and the activities they complete, kids can earn prizes such as robot toys, beach balls, and books. Adults and teens can enter to win prize drawings.
See the calendar for the full schedule of events and program descriptions.