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Library announces plans for summer reading

May 6, 2014

The Churubusco Public Library recently announced its events for May as well as its summer reading program.
Summer Reading Program

Registration will begin May 31 for the summer reading program titled, “You are Here!” The opening program will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. with visitors from Churubusco volunteer firefighters.

Following the opening program, on various dates, the library will have storyteller, interactive presentations, and movie showing available for children of all ages.

The reading program concludes Saturday, July 26, with the Public Library’s 100th birthday part celebration. Children ages 12 and under will be given prizes for every 100 minutes read (or minutes read to). A total of 300 minutes is needed for each child to be eligible for entry into the grand prize drawing which includes a membership to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

To win any of the grand prizes, children must be present at the closing program. Teenagers 13 through 18 can complete reading challenges for a chance to win prizes.

Adults can complete reading their own challenges for a chance to win free books. Weekly book drawings will take place June 9 through July 28.

Adult discussion group

The adult discussion group will be meet Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. to discuss biographies and autobiographies. Group discussion is led by library board member, Harold Norman.
Young Adult Book Club

The young adult book club will meet Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. to discuss “Children of the Night” by Mercedes Lackey. Both teenagers and adults are welcome to attend. Group discussion is led by library staff member Kelsey Shanabarger.

Story Hour with Kelsey

The CPL provides children a Story Hour every first and third Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Story Hour is conducted by CPL staff member Kelsey Shanabarger. The next Story Hour is May 17 at 2 p.m. The Disney movie “Brave” will be showing and is rated PG.

Library of the Future Contest

The CBL is encouraging children, teens, and adults to look 100 years into the future ­— to the year 2114 — and tell a story of the library of the future.

Creativity is encouraged. Videos, games, short stories, songs, poems, collages, painted pictures and PowerPoint presentations are welcomed.
Entries are due by Monday, June 30. Prizes for children ages 12 and under, teens age 13 through 17, and adults ages 18 and over will be awarded during the CPL’s 100th birthday party Saturday, July 26.

For more information, call 693-6466 or visit buscolibrary.org. CBL is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CPL is closed May 25, Memorial Day. CPL is located at 116 N. Mulberry St. in Churubusco.

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