Plainview Library Kicks-Off Summer Reading Program
On June 6, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library held its first annual Summer Reading Club carnival. Held from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Library’s rear parking lot, the event was for registrants of the Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash – Read!” and their families.
“We are excited to see that so many people in the community have come out for the kickoff of our summer reading program and we’re thrilled they are having such fun!” said Library Director Gretchen Browne.
Each early participant received 15 free tickets to be used for rides and games at the carnival, and those who registered on June 6 received 10 tickets. Participants enjoyed rides, traditional carnival games and popcorn. A story teller, face painter and clown added to the excitement of the day.
This free event called attention to the importance of reading during the summer months and was personally endorsed by NYS Senator Kemp Hannon who is promoting the program throughout his district. “While everyone deserves the opportunity to run around in this beautiful summer weather, it’s important to encourage our children to pick up a good book as well,” said Senator Hannon.
Library staff planned and organized the event and summer reading club teens worked at the rides and games, awarding each child with a prize as they completed the events. To view a calendar of other upcoming community events in your area click here