Powhatan County Public Library, the Friends of the Powhatan Library, and Powhatan County Public Schools are excited to partner once again to offer the annual Summer Reading Program for children in preschool – 5th grade. Maintaining good reading habits over summer break is important for students of all ages. Library summer reading programs battle summer learning loss by encouraging a lifelong love of reading. This year’s theme is Tails & Tales and many fun activities are planned for young readers.
Each week features a theme, beginning with Farm & Fairy Tales, and includes a variety of virtual and in-person events. Children will learn about celebrity animal friends, create masterpieces, and go on adventures through reading. Weekly Take & Make craft kits may be picked up from the library’s welcome desk while supplies last. Outdoor Music & Movement Storytime programs for children and their families will be held at the library every Wednesday at 10:30, beginning June 23.
This year, the Friends of the Library have organized a special scavenger hunt to help celebrate Story Safari Week. During the week of July 18th, children and their families are encouraged to visit local businesses to complete an exciting scavenger hunt featuring Virginia animals.
As part of this year’s hybrid program model, the library is pleased to feature Page Turner Adventures, brought to you by the Emmy Award winning team of Jill Nadler and Kenny Mikey. Nadler and Mikey are known for bringing stories to life with their comedic approach at libraries, schools, and theaters across the world. Page Turner Adventures offers virtual access to weekly comedy shows, crafts, recipes, author interviews, guest performers, and more.
Page Turner Adventures features intrepid “Storyologist” Page Turner (Nadler) and Kenny, her slap-stick sidekick. Together, they transform children into “Storyologists” and send them on comic quests to collect, tell, and write stories.
Each week this summer, young viewers will journey through the “Once Upon a Time Machine” for virtual adventures based on themes such as farmyard friends, fish tales, pet pals, celebrity critters, safari stories, and creepy crawlies. Page Turner Adventures may be accessed online on the PCPL website beginning June 22.
Powhatan County Public Library’s Tails and Tales program runs June 22 - July 31. To register, visit www.powhatanlibrary.net and click the “Tails and Tales Registration” button, or stop by the library’s welcome desk. Each registered participant will receive a packet of summer activities, a new book, and a summer reading lanyard, to encourage them to “read and bead” all summer long. Packets will be available for pickup at the library’s welcome desk beginning June 22nd. When they check out material each week at the library, young readers will earn a special themed bead from June 22-July 31.
Summer reading materials are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Powhatan Library and Powhatan County Public Schools.