Summer Reading!

17 05 2010

I know everyone has eagerly been anticipating the annual Summer Reading Program. Well, your wait is finally over! The theme this year is Make Waves at Your Library (yeah, we’re goin’ beachy), and here’s how it works:

Track the time you spend reading

Count the time you attend library programs

Write book reviews

Every time you reach 4 hours -or- write a book review, you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Simple, right? Wanna know what the prizes are? We have things like gift cards, an iPod Touch, water bottles, an Xbox 360, backpacks, Nintendo DSi and other stuff. So the more you read, attend or write book reviews, the more times you get entered into the drawings and the better your chances of winning!

Everything is being logged online this year. Sign up by clicking here.

Find out what’s happening at the library by clicking here.

Sign up now!


Are you hanging on to your old Legos?

3 03 2010

You know you played with Legos when you were younger. Heck, maybe you still do! And why not? Legos are amazingly creative and fun toys that allow you to build entire worlds.

Well, for those of you with sets of Legos sitting in the corners of your rooms or backs of your closets collecting dust because you just can’t bear to throw them away — here’s the perfect solution. The Bowie Branch Library is starting a Lego Club for kids ages 6-12. It will meet every Thursday afternoon in July and August. But, they need your help. The program needs donations of Legos:

  • Lego Starter Sets
  • Basic Bricks
  • Toy Story
  • Star Wars
  • Creator
  • any other Lego toys

The sets do not have to be complete, but they should be relatively clean and in good condition. Donations can be dropped off at the Children’s Department of the Bowie Branch Library.

Summer Experiences

13 02 2009


It’s never too early to start making summer plans. Ever tried camp? A creative writing or acting program? Or maybe you want to get a head start on some college courses. Teen Ink, a magazine written for and by teens, has compiled a great list of opportunities taking place over the summer.

You can check out programs offering things like archaeology, dance or game design. You can even learn a new language! The possibilities are endless. So rather than sit on the couch and watch boring re-runs all summer, try doing something new and exciting. Oh, and it won’t look too shabby on your resume or college application either 😉