by Maryellen Cantanno

By Maryellen Cantanno

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School may be winding down for the year, but the summer book club is winding down. The Freeport Memorial Library Summer Reading Club is for all ages: children, tweens, teens and adults. Libraries across the country will participate in this year’s theme, “Oceans of Possibilities”. Join us for our events, programs and prizes!

The Kids’ Summer Reading Adventure Kick-Off Event will take place Friday, June 24 at 3 p.m. with a live animal show hosted by Ranger Eric Powers. Children will discover a variety of animals and can pet them.

After the show, and anytime before August 22, kids can pick up their summer reading schedule and start logging their minutes. Readers will receive a raffle ticket for every 60 minutes of reading. At the end of the summer, prizes will be awarded. The Kids Summer Reading Adventure is for kids up to 4th grade.

Tweens and teens (grades 5-12) can win prizes by reviewing books. For each book review, they will receive a raffle ticket. To encourage reading, the more book reviews submitted, the greater the chance of winning. Some popular books for tweens are “Smile” by Raina Telgemeier and “Starfish” by Lisa Fipps. A popular book with teenagers is “One of Us Is Lying,” by Karen McManus. To join the Summer Reading Adventure, tweens and teens must submit their first book review. Summer Reading Adventure for Tweens and Teens is for students in grades 5-12.

The Adult Summer Book Club kicks off Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. with New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan, live from her home in California. The library will hold its first raffle at this event and all guests are invited to bring a dessert to share. Adult summer reading events will include “Beach Reads and a Cool Drink” on July 6 and “Bagels and Bingo” on July 11. To join the Adult Summer Reading Club or for more details, adults should call or visit the ASK office.

“We are excited to offer new summer reading programs that we have never had before,” said Maryellen Cantanno, Community Services Manager.

To celebrate readers of all ages, the library lobby will be decorated with a summertime exhibit where patrons can take selfies and post on social media.

The Freeport Memorial Library is a place where the community can read, discover and connect. It serves as a hub for all, offering programs and services that meet the ever-changing needs of the Freeport community. For more information, visit www.freeportlibrary.info or call (516) 379-3274.