“Hear ye, hear ye…Mark your calendars for June 14—July 24. The Cedar Springs Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is about to begin!
Make a Splash, Water Your Mind, Make Waves @ Your Library…that’s what this summer is all about at the Cedar Springs Public Library. We are gearing up for a wet and wild summer and have a very splashy group of programs planned to impress young and old alike. Our plan is that hundreds will be “marooned” at the Cedar Springs Library this summer!
Last year over 700 registered and over 600 came into the library on Opening Day for free Kelly’s ice cream and the free themed book bags. It does take a community to put on a Summer Reading Campaign of this magnitude each and every summer. Each year we ask ourselves at the Library, “In a perfect world where money and space are not obstacles…what programs and professional presenters and prizes would we offer to the Cedar Springs Community?”
Then you, all of our local businesses, service organizations, local churches, schools and individuals make the dream come true. Already hundreds of dollars are pouring in! Last year, counting every prize and every presenter and every piece of paper, the cost of the Summer Reading Program was $4,888. If you would like to give a cash donation of any size, or give a prize for any age, or donate some of your time…contact the library!
Special dates: June 14, noon to 6pm – OPENING DAY! There will be a Friends of the Library book sale going on outside…a petting zoo and some stories, free ice cream handed out by City Council members and other neighbors, and more. Sign up now to avoid the rush on June 14.
We have fantastic performers and programs. Ee have five programs from 11:15-12pm every Tuesday just for preschoolers; we have six family programs Tuesdays @ 2pm and one at 7pm—programs from a ventriloquist, a magician, a puppeteer, comics, even our very own Red Flannel Queen, Jenna Johnson, and her court, Kali Oberdorfer and Audrianna Boomgaard will be presenting! We have two programs for 4th – 6th grade, two for 7-12th grade and 3 for adults!
We have prizes galore for every age. K-8th grade can win a trip to New York City for four, including $1000 in spending money and tickets to a Disney
Broadway show, and many other prizes. DIVE into some good books this summer! Ride the waves to 43 W. Cherry Street!