The San Antonio Public Library and Mayor Ivy Taylor kicked off of the 2015 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club and Summer Reading Program on May 29, 2015.
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club and Summer Reading Program encourage children and teens to read for fun during the summer while maintaining current reading skills. School-aged children especially lose reading skills if they don’t keep up with reading over the summer.
Click below to see Mayor Ivy Taylor explain the Summer Reading Club and the importance of reading.
This year’s theme, Every Hero Has a Story, gets kids excited about learning by framing activities around all kinds of heroes – superheroes, fairy tale heroes, animal heroes, community heroes, etc. The following performers will make stops at various library branches throughout the June and July.
- Happy Tails Entertainment is all about animals. If you are interested in seeing (and touching) unusual animals.
- Tom Kinsey is all about nature! If you are interested in the plants and animals native to our area of Texas.
- Spikey Mikey is all about magic! If you are interested in magic tricks and merriment.
- Eulenspiegel is all about puppets! If you are interested in a puppet presentation of "The Monkey and the Crocodile."
Children can sign up for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club at any San Antonio Public Library location or join online at guides.mysapl.org/summerreading2015 beginning June 1. Participants will keep track of the books they read –or listen to- and receive a Reading Club certificate signed by the Mayor and a free paperback book to keep. Readers need to complete 8 books, and listeners complete 16. The San Antonio Public Library will celebrate all of the summer’s super readers with SummerFest celebrations at each location, between July 26 and August 2. Adults are also encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program by participating in book clubs and discussions at their local branch, or to pick up a copy of their branch’s recommended title.