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    The annual summer reading program officially kicks off this Saturday, May 30 at the Main Library of Louisville Free Public Library in downtown Louisville. It's a reading festival of sorts that goes from 10am-12pm and is the official kick start to all things reading and summertime in the city.

    This year's theme for the ever-popular summer reading program is "Under the Sea," and will hope to enchant children into continuing to read over the summer break for a chance to win some great prizes and earn incentives for their hard work. The program is sponsored by the Library Foundation. Children who are independent readers can read any 10 books, magazines, e-Books, audio books, comic books, etc. of their choosing. Children not yet old enough to read can have books read aloud to them to earn their prizes. For this age group, the Library is also offering a summer reading program including reading 10 books together and completing 10 early learning activities together.

    Every preschooler or school-age child who completes the summer reading program will receive a backpack, along with passes to local attractions such as the Kentucky Science Center, Squire Boone Caverns, a Bats baseball game, the Frazier History Museum, and more. There will also be grand prizes up for grabs, including a shopping spree at Barnes & Noble and several tickets to enjoy a Louisville Bats game in the Mayor’s suite.

    Summer Reading begins June 1, and the Library invites everyone to kick it off early at their READING FRENZY, Saturday, May 30 from 10am-12:30 pm, at the Main Library located at 301 York Street. There will be lots of free performances, games and activities for the whole family. Find out more information about Summer Reading here or call (502) 574-1620. Use the hashtag #LFPLKids on social media.

    LFPL's annual summer reading program is designed to make learning fun and rewarding, and continues to do so this year. The summer reading program runs from June 1-August 8 at all 18 library locations and the bookmobile. Not only does the Library run a fantastic summer reading program for both children birth to fifth grade as well as a teen summer reading program for 6th-12th graders, it hosts all kinds of free programs suited for all ages and all interests.

    Images and cover photo courtesy of Louisville Free Public Library,


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    About Erin Nevitt

    Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!

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