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Adventure Begins at the Library Starting June 1!

The Library will be full of adventures for all ages with the return of the Summer Reading Program on June 1. What better way to spend the long, lazy, and hot days of summer than reading, and better yet, the Library will reward you for it.  All ages can join, from infants to school-age to adults.

Tiny tots and preschoolers can be read to, while kids, teens and adults can dive into their favorite topics all summer while earning free books and incentives geared to each age group. Summer reading also helps kids and teens sharpen their reading skills.

The program runs June 1-Aug. 10. There’s a program for all age groups -- Tiny Tots & Preschool: Birth–Age 5; Kids: Ages 6–11; Teens: Grades 6–12.  Adults have a Summer Reading Program, too, with a sign-up gift and chances for cool prizes in August.  The first prize for the children’s programs is a Fresh Start Fine Waiver Card and then they earn free books and summer treats.

There are lots of programs to attend, too. In June, explore our community’s most popular sites at five Fantastic Fridays. All summer, be amazed by magicians, musicians and mad scientists for kids and families.

More information will be made available as summer approaches. We look forward to having an adventure with you at the Library this summer. 

The Friends of the Library generously funds this program.

Vickie Hicks is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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