Sunday, June 2, 2013

DIG Into Reading: Summer Reading Program at the Library

OverdriveThe summer reading program at the Marion Public Library starts this week: Monday, June 3 - Saturday, July 27.  The program is for preschoolers through 8th graders, and is a great activity for kiddos.  In addition to reading incentives (little gifts like Frosty's from Wendy's, stickers, Culver's cones, etc.) built into each week of the summer, each month there are activities/programs at the library, from Musicians to Magicians to Recycling classes to a Scientist and even a Civic Theatre musical (Oliver).  At the end of the summer they have a completion party and even give away a couple of bikes. 

To sign up for the summer reading program and to get all the info, stop by the library this week!  In addition to a kids program, they also have a reading program for TEENS and ADULTS.  I can never say it enough - Marion is SO fortunate to have such a great library - if you haven't been taking advantage of it, you SHOULD! 

For more info, see below or CLICK HERE.  

Dig Into Reading

Monday June 3 through Saturday, July 27 2012

Preschool through Eighth Grade

 How the Program Works
  • You'll receive a summer reading sheet to record the minutes you read this summer.
  • We'll be offering a variety of programs, give-aways, and contests all summer, so pick up a list of events and drop in as often as possible.
  • Everyone who completes the program will be invited to a final party with certificates and rewards.
  • The library welcomes children of all abilities.



  • Lunch on the Lawn: Every Tuesday at noon, starting June 4th through July 23th. Bring your lunch to our courtyard and enjoy stories read by local dignitaries.
  • Dig Into Summer Fun!: Every Tuesday at 1pm, starting June 4th through July 23th. Dig into summer fun with various activities offered each Tuesday.
  • Crafts with Mrs. Clare: Every Wednesday at 2pm, starting June 5th through July 24th for children in 1st through 6th grades (sign up required).


  • Musician - Tom Sieling: "Howl at the Moon with a Ground-Dweller Tune: Wednesday June 5th at 2pm. Tom Sieling is a singer and guitarist/banjoist. Fun, humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids that engage the whole family.
  • Dig into Recycling: Wednesday June 12th @ 2pm. Susan Eichhorn from East Central Indiana Solid Waste District will demonstrate why and how to compost for your summer garden.
  • Kids Sign Language Class: Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 from 10am-11am. Linda Taylor from Services for the Visually and Hearing Impaired will present these classes.
  • The Tortoise, the Hare, and Other Aesop's Fables: Tuesday, June 18 at 2pm. Minnetrista Theatre brings five of Aesop's most treasured stories to life with bright costumes, quirky characters, singing and dancing! This will enchant children and adults alike with live puppetry theatre.
  • Stevens Puppets presents Rumpelstiltskin!: Thursday, June 27 at 2pm. Celebrating their 80th year of producing unforgettable and one-of-a-kind marionette productions for children of all ages. These puppets are truly a national treasure!


  • Silly Safaris - Coyote Chris: Wednesday, July 10 at 2pm. Come and see animals that live underground.
  • Marion Civic Theatre - Oliver: Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm. Meet in the connector and walk over to the Marion Civic Theatre for a tour and a sneak preview of Oliver, their summer musical.
  • Magician CR Ryan: Wednesday, July 24th at 2pm. A father-son duo will perform a 45-minute stage show, "Dig Into MAGIC!"


  • Xtreme Science Magic: Saturday, August 10th at 2pm. Don O'Brien and his son Shane will present their science magic that will impress and inspire you.
  • Completion Party: Saturday, August 10th at 3pm. Those who completed the requirements of the Summer Reading Club will enjoy refreshments, learn the winners of the boy's and girl's bicycles, and other surprises.

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