Readers Are Champions!


Alvarado Public Library
2016 Summer Reading Program
June 8th - July 27th

Summer Reading Club Guidelines

Registration for all 3 Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Wednesday, June 1st.
Reading is the Best Sport of All!

Awards Ceremony Parties will be by invitation only.

Please be sure to thank our wonderful Sponsors for their much needed support, including the Alvarado City Council.

June 1st at 10:00 am
Sign-ups start today for all three Summer Reading Clubs!
Get started with your reading challenge and Become a Reading Champion!


 Wednesday, June 8th at 9M - PETPALOOZA -  Pet Talent Show!
9:30am Pet Parade        Awards presented at 9:45am


10:30 am - Critterman! Texas Tails!


a Tarantula a Giant Toad a Prairie Dog a Ferret
a Turtle or Tortoise an American alligator and a  Kingsnake

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?



Wednesday, June 14th

Miss Aimee the Balloon lady - Fun2BFit Balloon Show!

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?



June 22nd - 10:30 am
Brett Roberts - Puppeteer/magician trained by the Jim Henson Muppet Company.


This show was inspired by coaches who give their team a pep talk before the big game. They say things like “You can do it!” and “Be the best you can be!” That kind of motivation is what this magic show is all about. Brett's magic routines are full of lots of audience participation that build up good self-esteem. The children are the stars of this show because they are the ones who make the magic happen. All the kids will leave the show feeling good about themselves. Brett bought the rights to David Copperfield's Project Magic and this show is based on that. Project Magic was written by Julie DeJean, administrative director of Stormont-Vail West, a behavioral medicine hospital in Topeka, Kansas. It is designed to aid in cognitive function, speech,
self-esteem, depression, and social skills.

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?


Val Oliver

Wednesday, June 29th-

The Science of Spin with
Yo-Yo Champion, Val Oliver

World Champion Female Top Spinner since 2006
2014 Silver Medalist National Spin Top Championship


Wednesday, July 6th - 10:30 am
Debbie Day Xtreme Kidz Ntertainment

Be a Sport! Get Ready, Set, Race! Don't miss this super-energized show,which festures lots of audience participation!

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?


Wednesday, July 13th - Library Olympics!

10:30-11:30 - Book Jumping & Book Balancing Races.
11:30-12:30  -
Book Toss & Book Relay Races
(Lunch break 12:30-1:30
 Bring a sack lunch! )
 1:30-3:30 - Guitar Hero Playoffs!

Earn READING MINUTES as you participate in our Library Olympics!


Saturday, July 15th - 10:30 a.m.
Miss Aimee the Balloon Lady!
Special Balloon Making Workshop!

This workshop will be limited to 15 participants

 Sign-ups for this workshop will start on 7-6-16 at 11:45 AM.


 Wednesday, July 20th  10:30 am 
Mother Goose AKA -Margaret Clauder our favorite lady puppeteer!

Mother Goose encourages children to read books and enjoy poetry with classic rhymes.  She has a hilarious show with lots of puppets and ventriloquism. Kids love Lamby, Mary, Goosey, Itsy Bitsy, and the other puppets!

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?


Wednesday, July 27th  – 10:30 am 
Blow a Champion-sized  Bubble Show!

Bernadette Kelly will show you how to blow Champion-sized bubbles and give you the sudsy scoop on other bubble activities!


You might win a special bubble wand in our door prize drawing!


Important Date!

Saturday, July 30th at 12:30 pm is the deadline to turn in your time tracker forms for Summer Reading Club Prizes.



Summer Reading Program
Awards Ceremony Parties

  This year we will have an Awards Ceremony Party for our winners and some of their family members, which will be by invitation only.
Please make sure we have a current phone number on file for you or your family.

 We will award reading club certificates and coupons for free surprises from area merchants to those who have completed the minimum reading requirements for their age group. We will give special prizes, such as Walmart gift cards, to our Top Readers!


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