Tyler, Tx (KETK) — Summer fun is kicking off in June at the Tyler Public Library.
Throughout the summer, kids, teens, and adults can "Dig into Reading" at the Tyler Public Library with events like story hours, kid friendly movies, teen events, and lively family entertainers. All activities are free and open to the public.
Using time logs available at the Library and online, children, teens, and adults can track the hours they spend reading in June and July. Children who are not reading independently may participate by having someone read to them. After logging 12 hours, readers can turn in completed time logs to the Library Information Desk and pick a free book from the "Dig into Reading" car or the book nook. All logs completed by children and teens will also be entered into a big raffle drawing, which includes generous prizes from local donors.
The final day to turn in reading logs is Wednesday, July 24. The raffle drawing winners will be announced on Friday, July 26.
Throughout the months of June and July, young children are invited to Fables and Films which is 30 minutes of picture books, stories, and age appropriate short films. The hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Move Matinees for elementary children are shown Monday through Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and showcase feature films.
Teens will get a new series of hands on experiences for kids who have completed the fift grade and above, this is set for Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Most events are collaborative efforts between the Library and a community organization or individual. This year, we will have visits from the Caldwell Zoo, plant experts from the Farmer's Market, along with other creative opportunities.
Registration is required for this program by visiting www.TylerLibrary.com .
Fab Fridays will bring entertainment for all ages to the Library. Special guests include animal educators from Zooniveristy, Southwest Dairy, Caldwell Zoo, and story teller, Consuelo Samarripa.
Groups, summer camps, and childcare facilities are welcome to attend events but must register by contacting the Library. Families and individuals do not need to register for any events except for Teens and Tweens which has a 40 child maximum.
All summer programs take place in Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College in downtown Tyler, unless noted otherwise. The Texas Reading Program is made possible through the Friends of the Tyler Public Library, with additional support from KETK/Fox 51, Brookshire’s Grocery Company, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Dairy Queen, Great American Cookies, Whataburger, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots. Raffle prize donors include Andy’s Frozen Custard, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Texas State Railroad, Tiger Creek Refuge, Time Square Cinema, and Friends of the Tyler Public Library.