School may be almost out, but learning doesn’t have to be! Summer is a great time to kick back and relax with a good book; you can read whatever sounds interesting and fun, without any worries about deadlines or homework. So if you’re looking for something to do, or if you just need a break from the summer heat, why not head over to the Harrison Public Library? With programs for all ages, friendly staff happy to point you in the right direction, and air conditioning to help you beat the heat, our library has a little something for everyone.
For fledgling library patrons, we offer summer reading programs at both the Harrison and West Harrison branches. Kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to join us on Saturday, July 7 at 10 in the morning (Tuesday, July 10 at 3:45 at the West Harrison branch) as we kick off our exploration of the fascinating world of “Frogs, Bugs, and Animals.” You can have fun, make some new friends, and maybe even win a prize, all while learning more about some of the strangest and most interesting creatures on the planet. We’ll be meeting at 2:30 to 4:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (as well as 6:00 to 7:30 on Monday evenings) from July 7 to August 9, so you’ll have plenty of chances to join in the fun. Alternatively, you can catch us at the West Harrison branch at 2:30 to 4:30 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from July 10 to August 10.
The fun isn’t just for kids, though; this year, the Harrison Library is pleased to announce that it will also be offering a summer reading program for teens. Join us on July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8 for a chance to eat pizza and ice cream, talk about books, win prizes, and even try your hand at writing a book review! If, on the other hand, volunteering is more your style, contact our YA librarian Marilyn Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org; in exchange for helping out with our kids’ programs, you can earn community service credits. Be sure to check out the Westchester Library System’s site as well. Between June 14 and August 22, the Library is offering two free audiobooks downloads each week—perfect for anyone who wants to have the edge in the coming school year.
There’s plenty for adults to enjoy at the Harrison Library as well. If you’ve struggled to adapt to our increasingly digital world, you may want to look into taking one of our computer classes; computer literacy is fast becoming a must-have in the job market, so it pays to develop your skills. Even if you have a good grasp of today’s technology, though, you’re sure to appreciate the free WiFi available at our library.
So the next time one of those hot, lazy summer afternoons rolls around, drop in at your local library. Check out one of our programs, or simply ask the staff for some book recommendations—we’re always happy to oblige! See you soon!