Be Creative this Summer at Norfolk Public Library!
Norfolk, Va. (June 15, 2009) - Reinvigorate your imagination this summer at the Norfolk Public Library! The library will offer over 150 FREE summer programs for the entire family to enjoy, as well as a summer reading program with fun and exciting prizes and incentives!
The Summer Reading Program will kick-off on June 22 and will run until August 29. Stop by any library location and register for one of our 4 summer reading programs: Baby Bloomers (for parents & babies); Be Creative! (for ages 5-12); Express Yourself (for ages 13-17); and Master the Art of Reading (for adults 18 and up).
To start the summer off right, several NPL locations will host kick-off events for all to enjoy. Below is a list of those events:
Summer Reading Program Kick-off Carnival
Saturday, June 20 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
111 West Ocean View Avenue ~ (757) 441-1750
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the 2009 Summer Reading Program! We will have games, trucks, big trucks and more! You will also be able to sign up for the summer reading program and have a chance to win prizes all summer long! (All Ages)
Creature Comforts Bird Show
Monday, June 22 @ 10:30 a.m.
Larchmont Branch Library
6525 Hampton Blvd. ~ (757) 441-5335
Kick off Summer Reading Program while watching impressive birds do amazing tricks! (Family)
Magic By Susan
Monday, June 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Blyden Branch Library
879 E. Princess Anne Road ~ (757) 441-2852
Join us for a musical bang with "Magic by Susan" and help us kick-off Summer Reading Program. (Preschool & Family)
Magic in the Air
Tuesday, June 23 @ 2:00 p.m.
Little Creek Branch Library
7853 Tarpon Place ~ (757) 441-1751
Come and kick off the summer with Magic by Sonshine Entertainment. You'll be dazzled with illusions and delights! (Family)
The Magic of Creativity and the Arts with Magician Rob Westcott
Don't miss this entertaining hour of magic, comedy, and educational games. Rob Westcott is back to kick off Summer Reading Program 2009! (All Ages)
Wednesday, June 24 @ 1:00 p.m.
Park Place Branch Library
620 W. 29th Street ~ (757) 664-7330
Thursday, June 25 @ 2:00 p.m.
Barron F. Black Branch Library
6700 E. Tanners Creek Drive ~ (757) 441-5806
Ryan the Balloon Guy
Saturday, June 27 @ 11:00 a.m.
Norfolk Main Library
235 E. Plume Street ~ (757) 664-7323
We're kicking off Summer Reading Program 2009 with Ryan the Balloon Guy. Come check out the cool balloon creations and go home with one of your very own! (All Ages)
Summertime Luau at Lafayette!
Saturday, June 27 @ 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Drive ~ (757) 441-2842
To celebrate Summer Reading Program 2009, join us for a Hawaiian themed Luau complete with games, refreshments and entertainment for all! (All Ages)
Hey Sharky Sharky!
Saturday, June 27 @ 2:00 p.m.
Jordan-Newby Branch Library
961 Park Avenue ~ (757) 441-2843
Come kick off Summer Reading Program 2009 with special guest Nauticus! Learn new things about sharks by doing some really cool experiments. (Family)
All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on the Summer Reading Program and for a schedule of all events visit our web site at www.npl.lib.va.us, call 664-READ, or pick-up a Summer Program guide at any of our locations.