SYRACUSE — June 15 is the last day to sign up to be one of the winning readers in the ‘I’m Breaking Out’ Syracuse Public Library reading challenge.
Prizes are being collected for the end of the challenge on Oct. 15. The challenge is a fun way for adults to see how many books they are reading and to get rewards for doing it.
The Friends of the Library are having their annual meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3. June is also the month to pay yearly membership dues and elect officers. New members are welcome at any time, but especially now that a new group of officers is starting the year. Friends help with the ongoing book sale and plan special events to help with the Syracuse Library.
The Syracuse Library is open on Saturday during Memorial Day weekend. The library will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.
Summer Reading Begins
Summer reading begins June 1 for both children and teens, with cool prizes waiting for those who read. A sign-up table is set up in the adult department for teens to join summer reading and several programs, including crafts and the “Star Wars” inspired escape room, which will be on Thursdays, June 17, and July 8. There is no sign-up for children, who can pick up either a reading sheet or a summer reading game card. Both can also be printed from the library’s website.
While sheets and log notebooks are available, teens and children must wait to track their reading until June 1.
Unlike in 2020, all programs will be in-person this summer. Children will have Messy Mondays, Wednesday Story Times, Story Time in the Park on Thursdays, and Family Fun Nights to look forward to. Families will also want to mark Fabulous Fridays on their schedules to enjoy fun activities and watch special guest performers who will visit the library.
Teen video game night is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 3. The group meets in the meeting room, where there are plenty of screens, chairs, controllers and snacks.