Amarillo Public Library Launches Summer Reading Club | KAMR

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – As June begins on the High Plains, the Amarillo Public Library has announced registration and program information for its summer book club, Amarillo Reads in the Summer. When introducing its Oceans of Possibilities theme for 2022, library officials encouraged people of all ages to join.

Registration for the club began on Wednesday, library officials said. Members who read at least 15 minutes a day for 30 days will earn a new book or a Friends of the Library book sale voucher. Those interested in registering can do so at any location in the Amarillo Public Library and will receive a calendar of events as well as a reading log. Participants will have both June and July to complete 30 days of reading.

Other events under the summer club program, as announced by the library, included:

rubber duck club

Library officials noted that participants, children ages birth to three, will receive a rubber duck of their choice upon registration, along with an early literacy activity journal for children and caregivers to do together each week of the program. Those who complete one of the six early literacy challenges outlined in the Reading Log will win a brand new book.

“We recommend daily reading with children starting in infancy, as research shows daily reading helps with language development, vocabulary building, literacy skills, brain development and parent/child bonding,” said the Amarillo Public Library. your routine will help your child be ready to read when the time comes.

Where is Narval?

According to officials, a narwhal lurks in the seascape of the Northwest Branch Library. Library visitors will be able to search for it throughout June.

Fish Wall

Throughout the Amarillo Reads in the Summer program, officials say, the East Branch Library will be handing out fish that attendees can decorate and hand over to add to one of the library walls.

Seahorse hunting

Similar to “Where’s the Narwhal?” event, library officials said the southwest branch hid seahorses throughout the building. Those who find them will have the opportunity to learn more about the sea creatures.

Blackout Beach Blanket

The downtown library will distribute ban cards in June and July, officials said, which attendees can use to improve their close-reading skills. Those who find ten or more of the story items listed in their reading will be able to claim a prize from the Pirate Treasure Chest.

Laugh and Learn at the Northwest Branch Library

Officials have announced that attendees will be able to join Miss Kim and Miss Katie in the North West Library meeting room every Wednesday in June and July at 10:30 a.m. The program was designed for infants and toddlers, but officials noted that older children will also be welcome. at Laugh and Learn meetings.

Underwater Olympics

Library officials have announced that the Northwest Branch Library will host outdoor games to kick off the summer reading program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, although games will move indoors in the event of cold weather or wet. Participants were advised to wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water, and to wear clothes they don’t mind getting wet.

Embark on the ocean of possibilities

The North Branch Library will host Sea Stories and Sailing Ships, as well as an Ocean in a Jar activity for teens, Thursday at 2 p.m. Officials said the event will be one of the first opportunities for attendees to win free Wonderland park passes.

Pirates loose in the library!

Library officials said attendees will be able to take part in a pirate scavenger hunt in the downtown library in June, starting Friday. Those involved will be able to learn their pirate name, craft a pirate hat, and search the library for cowardly pirates.

CD fish

In an effort to make art while keeping plastic out of oceans and landfills, library officials invited attendees to turn a CD into a fish drawing Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the East Branch Library. .

Ocean Yoga – Part One

Scheduled to be hosted at the East Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. on June 4, library officials invited families to learn basic yoga poses for strength, flexibility, and mindfulness from Pamela Gallaway.

Other Amarillo Public Library summer programs include the Quilt of Many Hands and History Unfolded projects, which are also open to adults.

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