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Dig Into Reading

June 10th - July 20th for children 12 yrs and younger
Pre-Registration June 1st-June 8th
Regular Register June 10th-June 29th
for our exciting summer reading program!

Ages 0-7
The Saline County Library System has an exciting summer reading program planned this year for children ages 0-7. The program is designed to keep kids reading over the summer and to encourage parents to read to their children. We promote reading for fun, so there is not a required list of books. Instead, children will set a reading goal based on the number of minutes they are willing to read or be read to each day. Come to either library location during the month of June to receive a Summer Reading BINGO card to keep track of your reading. A prize is awarded for the first five BINGOs, and children will receive a ballot to enter our grand prize drawing when they fill their card completely! Please see the list below for our fun summer reading activities.

Ages 8-12
Tweens participate in summer reading by completing a BINGO card designed specifically for them. Tweens can choose from a variety of art, computer, reading, and literature based activities to complete their BINGO cards. Prizes are awarded for the first five BINGOs. Fill the card completely to earn ballots for our grand prize drawing! We have a lot of fun activities for tweens this summer; please see the list below.

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***Ages 0-7***


Aargh, Pirates! Summer Reading Kick-Off
Enjoy pirate themed crafts and games at our annual kick-off event!
Benton: June 10th @ 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Bryant: June 10th @ 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Big Movers Construction Story Time Party
Listen to construction-themed stories, sing songs, and make crafts!
Benton: June 20th @ 10:30 a.m.
Bryant: June 18th @ 10:30 a.m.

Magician Tommy Terrific
Tommy Terrific presents his highly entertaining Dig Into Reading Magic Show!
Benton: June 24th @ 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Bryant: June 24th @ 11:00 a.m.

Magician Scott Davis
Scott Davis performs his funny and entertaining magic show!
Benton: July 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.
Bryant: July 3rd @ 11:00 a.m.

Brian and Terri Kinder Concert
Have fun listening and singing along to the Kinders in concert!
Benton: July 6th @ 10:30 a.m.

DINOpalooza
Dinosaurs rule in this fun program featuring games, prizes, crafts, and more!
Benton: July 9th @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Bryant: July 10th @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Author/Illustrator Peter Brown
The author of Children Make Terrible Pets and You Will Be My Friend visits us to talk about his stories and art! Books available for sale and signing after the presentation.
Benton: July 18th @ 2:00 p.m.
Bryant: July 18th @ 10:30 a.m.

Indiana Jones Adventure
Calling all adventurers for our Indiana Jones End of Summer Reading Celebration! Games, snacks, and prizes are all part of the fun!
Benton: July 20th @ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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***Ages 8-12***


Aargh, Pirates! Summer Reading Kick-Off
Enjoy pirate themed crafts and games at our annual kick-off event!
Benton: June 10th @ 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Bryant: June 10th @ 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Late Night @ the Library
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Games, crafts, food, and more after hours at the library!
Bryant: June 21st @ 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Fried Worms? Eating Challenge
Do you have what it takes to finish our eating challenge? A movie showing will follow.
Benton: June 25th @ 10:30 a.m.
Bryant: June 25th @ 2:00 p.m.

Magician Scott Davis
Scott Davis performs his funny and entertaining magic show!
Benton: July 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.
Bryant: July 3rd @ 11:00 a.m.

DINOpalooza
Dinosaurs rule in this fun program featuring games, prizes, crafts, and more!
Benton: July 9th @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Bryant: July 10th @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Author/Illustrator Peter Brown
The author of Children Make Terrible Pets and You Will Be My Friend visits us to talk about his stories and art! Books available for sale and signing after the presentation.
Benton: July 18th @ 2:00 p.m.
Bryant: July 18th @ 10:30 a.m.

Indiana Jones Adventure
Calling all adventurers for our Indiana Jones End of Summer Reading Celebration! Games, snacks, and prizes are all part of the fun!
Benton: July 20th @ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The summer reading program is made possible, in part, by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act.