Pierre Moran Branch
2400 Benham Avenue
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Mole in the Ground Craft
June 3-8, All week; All day, All ages
Digging for Dinos
Wednesday, June 12, 4:00 p.m. Ages 2-6
Video Game Night!
Friday, June 21, 5:30 p.m. Ages 6-11
Worker Ant Craft
July 15-20, All week; All day, All ages
Friday, July 26, 5:30 p.m. Ages 6-11
Wednesday, July 31, 4:00 p.m. Ages 2-6
Pierre Moran Story Times
— Scholastic (@Scholastic) May 30, 2013
Making my first trip to the library today! #summerreading
— Leslie Pence (@LesliePence14) May 30, 2013
— Anastasia Matrokhina (@TheAmatro) May 30, 2013
Meh – I thought EW’s summer reading list was better than USA Today’s: usatoday.com/story/life/boo…
— Hill (@Hillparkb) May 30, 2013
I’m not weird because I like to spend my summer reading…
— Taylor True (@TaylorrrTrue) May 30, 2013
Fnd out why is summer reading is so important for your kids? nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/…
— Million Book Read (@Millionbookread) May 30, 2013
So excited to start my summer reading with One for the money by Janet Evanovich :) #summer2013
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— Laura Van Staen (@Laura_Vassiliki) May 30, 2013
156 hot summer reads: Fiction, thriller, YA, nonfiction, kids, more latimes.com/features/books…
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— James K Barath, CMPS (@jkbarath) June 5, 2013
Spend the Summer Reading the Books That Will Be Turned into Movies This Fall – The Atlantic Wire http://t.co/qBpjVe6Ogv
— Ian Huckabee (@ianhuckabee) June 14, 2013
My summer book picks for teen girls. http://t.co/bTRswrVgW8
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— YoungEntrepreneur (@YoungTrep) June 26, 2013
This year’s Summer Reading Program is all new and exciting! Children will track minutes instead of titles, and teens get to explore different reading genres.
Dig into Reading (children, ages 0-12)
If you have taken part in our Summer Reading Program before, be ready for a change. This year all you have to do is read at least fifteen minutes a day for four days and do two other activities to earn a prize. The activities are fun and simple, like checking out a book at the Library or drawing a picture about summer. When you sign up, you will receive a reading log to keep track of how many minutes you read. The best part of the new program is that you can earn a prize every week! For every reading log you turn in, you win a small prize. When you fill up three logs, you win a book. Complete all eight reading logs and you get another book.
There will also be a grand prize drawing. For each reading log you turn in, you get an entry into the drawing. We have five bicycles to give away to five lucky readers!
Beneath the Surface (teens, ages 12 and up)
Teens, when you sign up, you get a Bingo Card to fill in. There are different genres of books to read and various reading and library-related activities on the card. For each row you fill, you earn a prize. For the teen grand prize drawing we will give away a Kindle Fire and a Nook Color.
Summer Reading runs from June 1 to July 27. Prizes can be claimed through August 3.
As always, we have plenty of theme-related summer fun lined up.
Kids can look forward to a visit from Silly Safaris and their wild animal show, a Pirates and Treasure program, Digging for Dinosaur Bones and more, including our traditional end-of-summer Ice Cream Social!
Activities for teens include designing your own surfboard, creating rock art, gaming, a pizza party and more!
Join thousands of libraries around the world for the Big Library Read, global eBook reading club. Beginning on May 15th, patrons can download Michael Malone’s novel The Four Corners of the Sky in OverDrive Read, Kindle, EPUB, and PDF formats via the library’s OverDrive eBook catalog. There will be unlimited access to the eBook from May 15th through June 1st. No holds or waiting lists! You will need your resident Elkhart Public Library card and an Internet connected electronic device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
The Four Corners of the Sky is described as a novel of love, family, and forgiveness. Annie is a Navy pilot now but once she was a motherless child, abandoned by her con artist father to live with family she’d never met. When her father’s dying wish is the return of a precious gift in exchange for her mother’s name, Annie embarks on an unforgettable adventure.
Share your thoughts on Twitter at #BigLibraryRead and “Like” Michael Malone on Facebook. Leave a response below and let us know that you’ve joined the Big Library Read!
There will be a Facebook chat with Michael Malone on Thursday, May 23rd, 8 p.m. ET.
Big Library Read is a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their patrons. In addition to creating a global “library book club,” Big Library Read is designed to demonstrate the positive exposure and sales influence library eBook catalogs provide to authors and publishers. It will spotlight one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously. The program is sponsored by OverDrive, a global distributor of eBooks and audiobooks, with initial support and participation from Sourcebooks, Inc., a leading US independent publisher.