The Library’s annual Summer Reading Program, this year titled, “Imagine Your Story,” is taking place online through Aug. 2. Toddlers to teens may track their hours of reading (or hours someone reads to them) to earn “badges,” receiving a free book after earning the first badge, with more chances to win a prize at the end of the program. The more you read, the more chances you receive! Prizes, depending on age category, include a Fire HD Kids Edition tablet, Half Price Books gift certificate and lots of books (prizes courtesy of Friends of the Richardson Library).
“STEAM Starters” Demonstrations for Kids Now Online
The Library has continued its STEAM Starters program by posting STEAM project demonstrations every other Friday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook. The projects, which combine science, technology, engineering, art and math, kicked off June 5 with tessellation art. Future posting dates include June 19, July 3 and July 17.
Library Offers Racial Justice Reading Lists for All Ages
To help spark important conversations, the Library has created and posted a variety of reading lists centered on racial justice at its Facebook page. The five lists are divided between the youngest readers, 1st-3rd graders, 4th-5th graders, middle school/high school readers and adults. Titles include “We’re Different, We’re the Same” by Sesame Street, “Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester, “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and “Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X Kendi.
Click on the image in the Facebook post to scroll through the lists.