MCAS Library summer reading program to begin in June
By Cpl. Jonah Lovy
| Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort | May 13, 2016
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Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort -- The Marine Corps Community Services Library begins a summer reading program aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
The library staff is slated to hold a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults in the Fightertown community to encourage and support the reading program throughout the summer.
The theme for this year’s summer reading program is ‘Read for the Win!’ The theme coincides with the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and is being used to connect sports, games, and competitions with reading. Olympians aim to achieve greatness.
They must set goals and accomplish them, despite obstacles that may stand in their way. The Library staff hopes to inspire the same attitude in children who participate in the program.
“We’ve planned a wonderful program for kids to make the library a great place to read, learn, and discover what is available for their enjoyment,” said Rose Krauss, a librarian at the MCCS Library aboard MCAS Beaufort.” We hope to see all our regular patrons as well as new families to the area come and participate.”
Events planned for the summer include card and board games, movie events, flag crafting, teen photo booth and an adult Saturday Bunco Game. Events will typically be scheduled on Saturdays throughout the summer and are geared to different age groups.
“Not only are the events fun for the whole family, it is a great way to meet new friends and connect,” said Krauss.
All events will be held at the library aboard Fightertown with the first event scheduled for Saturday, June 11. All ages are welcome to help decorate the sidewalk with chalk and play outdoor games. The last event is scheduled for August 6.
The library staff will be handing out prizes at each event, including water bottles, book totes, and t-shirts. Registration begins May 23 through July 30. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at MCCS Library visit http://www.mccs-sc.com/mil-fam/libraries.
Calendar Time line for SRP 2016:
- Pre-registration: May 23
- Begins June 6 and runs through August 6
- All events to be held at MCAS Library location
- Kick off Event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at MCAS library beginning at 1400. Weather permitting, we will decorate the sidewalk and have outdoor games.
- June 25 1400-1630 Teen Board Games
- July 9 1400-1630 Children Family Flags
- July 23 1400-1630 Adult Bunco Game