Ignacio Library launches Summer Reading program

Ignacio Community Library
Ignacio Community Library

Imagine Your Story

Wednesday, June 3 is the start of the annual Summer Reading program at the Ignacio Community Library (ICL); though it will be a bit different than in years past due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Beginning on June 3 the ICL will have goodie/informational bags for families to pick up once they have registered for summer reading. Registration can take place at the library (note that mask wearing is required for all upon entering the building) or by visiting us online at our website ignaciolibrary.org. An informational webpage about Summer Reading will be on our website all summer long, and will have current and up-to-date information all about the program and how to register.

The theme for 2020’s Summer Reading Program is “Imagine Your Story,” which means that our activities this year will be centered all around fairytales!

Every week the library will provide take-and-make activity kits for families to do at home, which can be picked up each day of the week, and there will always be plenty of books and children’s literacy kits to check out in our library’s Community Room.

It is crucial to note that all physical materials from our library can be picked up curbside if you call us in advance, and if you haven’t already done so, you can also use your ICL library card and sign up for OverDrive or the Libby app on your smartphone and gain access to thousands of e-books for all ages. The ICL is also now offering the option to sign up for an e-card on our website if you do not yet have a physical library card with us!

On top of providing craft kits and books every Monday morning at 10 a.m. the ICL will be offering virtual storytimes on our Facebook page and on our website. We are also planning on doing a virtual puppet show, a scavenger hunt, and much more!

Lastly, in terms of tracking your reading, the ICL will be working with a digital platform called READSquared where individuals and families will be able to log information about what they read this summer online. Kids will keep track of their reading in minutes, and adults by how many books they read. Be sure to keep track of your reading and update your progress on READSquared often – as prizes for adults will be given out weekly, which will help support small businesses in our local community.

If you have any further questions or comments please contact ICL at 970-563-9287. We want to sincerely thank you all for your patience and understanding as we reformat this program to cater to the large-scale changes our society is now facing, but we cannot wait to help as many of you as we can engage with reading and other fun activities over this upcoming summer!

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