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June Marks Kick Off for Library's Summer Reading Club 2013

Summer Reading at Memphis Public Libraries Runs June 1 – July 28

Children, tweens, and teens can READ and WIN prizes this summer with Summer Reading 2013!School bells rang, dismissing students for the summer. And, there’s no better place to spend it than at Memphis Public Libraries for Summer Reading 2013. Children, tweens, and teens can join the fun at their local Library branch for the highly-anticipated Summer Reading Kick Off events taking place in early June throughout the Library system.

Summer Reading Kick Off Events for CHILDREN
Children’s 2013 Theme: Dig Into Reading!

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1 pm
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12 pm–1 pm
531 Vance Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38126

Frayser Branch Library
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11 am - 3 pm
3712 Argonne Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38127

Gaston Park Branch Library
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12 pm–3 pm
1040 South Third Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38106

East Shelby Branch Library
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 11 am
7200 East Shelby Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38125

South Branch Library
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 1 pm - 2 pm
1929 South Third Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38109

Randolph Branch Library
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 10 am
3752 Given Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38122

Children, tweens, and teens can READ and WIN prizes this summer with Summer Reading 2013!Summer Reading Kick Off Events for TEENS (ages 12 – 17)
Teens’ 2013 Theme: Beneath the Surface!

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1 pm
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Randolph Branch Library
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11 am
3752 Given Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38122

Each week, ALL READERS will log the number of books or hours they’ve read and win prizes. For every 10 books or 10 hours read, participants’ names will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the summer’s end.

There’s something for everyone during Summer Reading Club 2013. “It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s easy. Participants can win prizes for doing something that’s free, fun, and easy!” said Mary Seratt, Library youth services coordinator and event organizer. “An added benefit is that kids who read over the summer return to school without the effects of the ‘summer slump’. They can pick up right where they left off and don’t have to relearn critical reading skills,” she added.

To join Summer Reading Club 2013, Library customers should visit their local Library branch. For more information about Summer Reading Club, call (901) 415-2700 or call your nearest Library location.