Volusia County Public Libraries are thrilled to announce an array of engaging and educational programming for children and teens this summer. With activities designed to be fun-filled and informative, it’s the perfect opportunity for young minds to thrive during the break.
Kids and teens in grades Kindergarten through highschool can look forward to the highly anticipated summer reading challenge, “All Together Now,” taking place from June 5 to August 11. By registering for the challenge, readers will receive a link to track their summer reading progress online. Those who read for at least four days a week throughout the summer will have the chance to earn fantastic prizes from the library. Registration for the challenge begins on May 28 and can be accessed online.
In addition to the reading challenge, an exciting lineup of teen programs awaits. From hands-on maker activities to captivating presentations, there’s something for every teenager to explore. To stay up-to-date on the full schedule of events, both teens and their guardians can check their local branch’s calendar.
But the library’s offerings don’t stop there! Volusia County Public Libraries are also committed to catering to the younger audience. For younger children, the library offers the award-winning “Lit Kits to Go!” program. Geared towards children from birth through fifth grade, parents can fill out a questionnaire either at a local library or online. Once completed, parents can check out weekly program bags tailored to their child’s age category. These bags contain library books, crafts, reading suggestions, and educational materials. While a library card is required for bags that include library books, bags without library books can also be provided if the parent doesn’t have a library card.
For children aged six and below, the library offers the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program. This initiative aims to foster pre-reading skills essential for a successful start to school.
To ensure children have access to meals, select library locations will provide breakfast and/or lunch for children aged 18 and under throughout the summer, starting from June 5. Detailed information about feeding locations, days, and times will be available online.
For teenagers and children alike, a special treat awaits this summer. They can visit any library branch and pick up a free Teen Summer Activity Booklet or participate in the various programs available. Moreover, with a library card and online account, teenagers can download an extensive range of free resources from the library’s website, including books, magazines, audiobooks, music and movies.
For a comprehensive listing of upcoming programs and access to the library’s vast resources, visit their official website. Volusia County Public Libraries are ready to make this summer a memorable and enriching experience for teenagers and children as they explore, learn, and have fun at their local libraries.