“Get Ready, Get Set, Read!” is the 2016 theme for summer youth events and reading programs at T.B. Scott Free Library in Merrill. During kick-off week, June 10-17, children and teens may pick up reading cards, check out books and sign up for prize drawings. Thanks to the generosity of area groups and businesses, all programs are available free of charge to area youth and families.
Summer is a perfect time to read for fun. Youth, age 3 through grade 12, are invited to keep track of their reading beginning June 10. Reading, being read to, and listening to audiobooks all count for participation in the library’s reading programs. Completed reading cards may be returned beginning June 17.
Kick-off Week events include:
June 10, 10 a.m. – Rodeo Queens Read. In conjunction with Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo, T.B. Scott Free Library will once again host rodeo queens and candidates as they promote summer reading as well as the weekend rodeo. All ages are invited to gather in the library youth services department to meet them and hear them read.
June 13 and June 14, 9:45 a.m. – Kick-off Week Movie. Free showings of this popular, animated, comedy adventure film will be in the community room. The movie presents a visually beautiful tale about a young dinosaur who experiences loss and struggles to find his way home. The movie was released in 2015 and is rated PG. Seating is limited, so stop in at the library after June 1 to pick up free tickets and find out the movie title.
More upcoming events include:
June 13, 6-7 p.m. at the library – Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Read to a Dog)
June 15, 10 a.m. at PRMS auditorium – Miller and Mike’s Comedy Show
June 15, 1 p.m. at the library – Teen Movie
June 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon at the library – Drop-in Lego Club
June 17, 1-3 p.m. at the library – Minecraft Club
June 21, 12-1:15 p.m. at the library – Lunch Bunch for next fall’s grades 3, 4, 5
Children, teens, and accompanying adults may ride free on the Merrill-Go-Round to summer library events. Call Merrill Transit at 715-536-7112 to schedule a ride.
Details on the reading programs and a full schedule of events for children and teens are available at the library and online at www.tbscottlibrary.org. For event registration and for more information call the library at 715-536-7191.