Build a Better World – Kids

2017 Summer Reading Program – Kids (Ages 4-12)

Register May 15 - June 30, 2017
Attend free weekly programs during June and July!

Participants who read at least 15 books or 1,000 pages by July 19 will receive a free backsack and be invited to attend a party on Wednesday, July 26.

Build a Better World Registration Form - Kids (Ages 4-12) -- Complete and return to RCPL May 15 - June 30.
2017 Build a Better World - Kids (ages 4-12) Rules & Program Schedule
Build a Better World Flyer (ages 4-12)

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2017 Summer Reading Program Schedule (Ages 4-12)

Please attend the program scheduled for your age group: 1:00 for ages 4-6 or 2:30 for ages 7-12

Most programs last 45-60 minutes.  Parents are welcome to attend. If siblings are in different age groups, choose the time that works best! 

Wednesday, June 7

Gary Ledbetter's Magic Show
Prepare to be amazed!

Wednesday, June 14

Yarbrough's Reptile Program
Learn to recognize and identify the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes in the area, hear what a live rattlesnake sounds like, and see and learn about reptiles from other parts of the world during this exciting program.

Wednesday, June 21

Rainforest Animals
This program is presented by the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth and features animals from the world’s rainforests and jungles including a White-nosed Coatimundi and a Yellow-naped Green Amazon parrot along with some other jungle adventurers! 

Wednesday, June 28

Jungle Adventures
Rick Rakestraw’s popular program features a wide variety of live exotic animals.


Wednesday, July 5

Experience Engineering
The McWane Science Center will present a program designed to explore the amazing world of engineering! Engage in exciting demonstrations of chemistry, construction, flight, and electricity to learn how engineering shapes our world.

Wednesday, July 12

Starshine Faces
Storyteller Kristin Simpson combines the imagination of storytelling with the art of face painting for a unique experience. A few lucky volunteers will have their faces painted to become part of the story.


Wednesday, July 19

Tomfoolery Juggling Extravaganza
Tom Rayburn uses juggling, comedy, and unicycling to entertain audiences of all ages. Reading logs are due by 7:00pm on July 19! You will not receive a drawstring backsack if you miss this deadline. Please do not return reading logs in the book drops.

Wednesday, July 26

If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages by July 19, 2017, you’re invited to attend the reward party!
Enjoy the magic of Russell Davis and refreshments provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and local businesses. Drawstring backsacks and certificates will be awarded.


Program Rules

Build a Better World! - Kids” Summer Reading Program for children ages 4-12 is open to all children who have a Rainbow City Public Library card in good standing.  Children who do not meet the requirements for a free library card may be issued a card by paying an annual $10.00 out-of-county fee. To participate in the program, fill out the Summer Reading Program Registration Form and return it to the library from Monday, May 15 through Friday, June 30, 2017.

You will earn a free drawstring backsack and be invited to attend the Summer Reading Program Reward Party on July 26, provided you read at least 15 library books OR read at least 1,000 pages and return your completed reading log to the library by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Record the library books you read on your “Build a Better World!” reading log BEFORE you return your books to the library.  If your goal is to read at least 1,000 pages, you must also list the number of pages in each book you read.  Books must be read between May 15 and July 19.  Audiobooks may not be counted. 

Only books or eBooks checked out from Rainbow City Public Library or eBooks read via our online catalog may be counted, unless you are registered for our program through a school-sponsored summer camp with access to a school library.  Group participation and registration requires pre-approval from the library director.

Before you turn in your reading log, make sure you have listed at least 15 books or indicated you have read at least 1,000 pages. Verify that your name, phone number, and library card number are listed correctly on the back of your reading log.

Return your completed reading log to the designated Build a Better World! - Kids boxDo not return your completed reading log to the library staff or place it in the book drop. If you fail to return your reading log by 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 19, or fail to either list at least 15 books or indicate you have read at least 1,000 pages, you will not receive a backsack.

If you earn a backsack and are unable to attend a party, please pick it up at the circulation desk after the last party has concluded.  Backsacks will not be given out prior to the parties or during the time between the parties.  Backsacks that are not picked up by August 31, 2017, will be forfeited.


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