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Spend time “Reading by Design” this summer at the Batavia Library

Apr 27, 2017 11:33AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word “design,” when used as a verb, means “to conceive or fashion in the mind; to formulate a plan.”

Well, the plan for Summer Reading Club 2017, “Reading by Design,” is simple—encourage and entice Batavia readers, infants to adults, to read (or be read to) and to enjoy spending time at their library.

For children, Summer Reading Club (SRC) means reading at home, on vacation, or at the Library; logging minutes read on a logbook; returning their logbooks to the Library to collect rewards; and participating in Library programs and activities designed especially for them. There will be guessing jars, contests, games, and prizes throughout the summer, as well.

Children in grades K–5 who attend a Batavia elementary school will receive a Summer Reading Club logbook at their school in May. There is a special log for parents of babies, which includes activities for parents and babies that foster early literacy. Parents can pick up logbooks for babies and children who do not attend a Batavia elementary school in the Youth Services department beginning May 12.

Children can return their logbooks to the Youth Services Desk beginning June 3 to start collecting Level 1 rewards. The SRC kickoff for families is also June 3, from 11am to 2pm, when families can enjoy fun activities and ice cream.

Special events planned for families this summer include a Balloon Show, Family Game Night, The Art of Design with Dan Laib, and the Mr. Freeze Cryogenics Show.

High school students and adults can participate in SRC by reading or listening to books and turning in a reading log to the Reference Desk. Teens and adults will earn a small reward for turning in a log and be entered into a drawing for additional prizes—gift cards from area merchants and restaurants—at the conclusion of SRC.

High school students and adults can pick up a reading log at the Reference Desk beginning May 24, and can begin returning reading logs June 3. High school students can include their required summer reading book on their Library reading log.

Summer Reading Club 2017 is designed for Batavia readers. Plan on it!