It's time for summer reading and the Gravette Public Library has something for everyone.
Little Lions Summer Reading BINGO is for children in preschool and younger. As parents, grandparents, and caregivers read books to these little ones, they can claim BINGO squares. Return completed BINGO cards to the library and choose something from the treasure box. You can also count those books toward 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. If you haven't signed up, it's not too late to start.
Summer Reading BINGO for grades K-6 fill the void until the Children's Summer Reading Club begins July 10th. Color in the squares or place a sticker over them as you complete the activities. Return completed BINGO cards to the library and choose something from the treasure box.
We're offering a Libraries Rock! Scavenger Hunt starting June 21st. Pick up an instruction sheet at the library and hunt for colorful rocks, using the clues to complete a phrase from a children's book. The first 22 children to return the completed form to the library AND can tell us the name of the book in which the phrase is found will get a coupon for a free small shaved ice from Iceology.
The Children's Summer Reading Club begins July 10th. Stop by the library, register, and take home a Summer Activity Bag that contains an activity book, pencil, sticker, a card for free bowling at Fast Lanes, a coupon for a free Sonic ice cream cone, and a reading log. Go ahead and start reading, circling a picture for every 10 minutes you spend reading. Then bring your reading logs to the weekly activities. You'll get to choose a Brag Tag (mine says "My Library Rocks!") and earn a bead for every picture you've circled on your reading log. Then trade up your colorful beads to get sparkly beads, star beads, and glow-in-the-dark beads.
When you turn in your first completed reading log, you get a book to keep. There are six titles to choose from. The first 45 children to turn in completed reading logs will get a coupon for two tickets to an Arkansas Natural's baseball game. EVERY child that turns in a reading log earns a ticket for the end of summer prize give-away. There are many prizes to give away.
Teens and adults can pick up BINGO sheets and read for a chance to win. Return completed BINGO sheets and earn ticket(s) for an end-of-summer raffle. The number of tickets awarded depends on the complexity of the BINGO: 1 ticket for a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal BINGO; 2 tickets for a border/picture frame BINGO; 3 tickets for an "X"; and 4 tickets for a coverall. Stop by the library and check out the prize packages in the end-of-summer raffle.
We couldn't provide these summer programs without our business sponsors: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Sonic, Grumpy's, Sophie's, Arvest Bank, Grand Savings Bank, El Bohemio Mexican Restaurant, Hard Luck Café, Judy's Café, Dessert Divinity, Iceology, Sam's Club #4969, Fast Lanes, Malco Theaters, and AETN. Thank you!