Summer Program - Beat The Heat With A Cool Book

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
“Libraries Rock” is the theme of this summer’s free reading program at the Boonslick Regional Library (BRL). Children and teens from two to 18 years of age can explore all things musical and take part in musical crafts, art projects, story time, demonstrations and more. There are prizes for reading, and a party at the end of the program. “Libraries Rock” takes place from June 1 to July 31, 2018.
Materials borrowed from any BRL branch, including E-Books, E-Audios, digital magazines, and even comic books, count for the program. Children and teens, or parent/legal guardian must have a valid, active library card and an account in good standing to participate.
Sign up for the Children’s Reading Program, for two to 11 year olds, starts Friday, June 1. Participants will be able to log every four hours of reading or listening time on a slip provided by the library. Prizes are given for every reading slip returned and there is no reading limit. Slips can be returned until 5:30 PM on Tuesday, July 31st. 
Pre-K Story Time, for two to five year olds, is on Thursdays at 10 AM, from June 14 through July 19. There are also Legos at 4 PM on Friday, June 22 and July 27. Demonstrations, for those aged six to 11, are on Thursdays at 1:30 PM, from June 14 through July 19. Demonstrations include Get Your Groove on, June 14; Rock-Out to Reading –Fossils, on June 21; Musical Instruments, June 18; a musical movie, July 5; Sounds of Nature, July 12; and Rock On, July 19. An End of Summer party will be held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Thursday, July 26, for everyone who participates in the program. There will be carnival games, face painting by Merry Mary, music by Deanna Schockmann, plus refreshments.
No registration is needed for the Teen reading program. A BRL Scratcher ticket can be picked up at the library front desk and the same reading material that counts for the Children’s program is acceptable for teens. Programs for this age group will take place on Thursdays at 3 PM. Magazine Art, where you can make your own music lyrics using magazine art, is June 14; Guitar Pick Bracelets are made on June 21; CD Art is June 18; and The Kindess Project, where rocks are painted with kind sayings and distributed around town, is July 12. When people find a specially painted rock, they can take it to the library for a free book. The Teen party for all participants will be on Thursday, July 26, from 3 to 4 PM.
Each reading slip enters the child or teen in a drawing to win one of two $50 or two $25 Walmart gift cards and “You Pick” Bag of Books prize.  Winners will be contacted the first week of August. There are also special drawings for those who sign up for the reading program on June 1 or June 2. A drawing for a family pass to Lucas Oil Speedway will be held on June 4; and a drawing for two tickets to a KC Royals game will be held June 18.
The Summer Reading Program is made possible with the help of the following businesses and organizations; Casey’s General Store of Warsaw, Dollar General of Tightwad, Benton County Elks Lodge #273, Friends of the Warsaw Library, Kansas City Royals, Lucas Oil Speedway, Pizza Hut of Warsaw, Sonic of Warsaw, Spoonbill Quilter’s Guild, and Walmart of Warsaw.