Note: This article is part of the Spring/Summer 2018 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.
Springdale Public Library spring and summer programming
The Springdale Public Library (SPL) has many programs scheduled for the spring and summer months designed to peak your interest and keep you entertained. If you are looking for a new book club, trying to find out-of-school activities during summer break, or looking to polish a new skill, SPL has something for you!
Come celebrate National Library Week with us as we host a Technology Petting Zoo on Wednesday, April 11 from 2–4 p.m. in the library gallery. The Tech Petting Zoo will include various hands-on technology play stations with 3-D pens, Ozobots, and more! This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the different STEAM devices available at the Library and tap into the educational and fun benefits associated with STEAM play, like creative processing, critical thinking, and meaningful collaboration.
Interested in a book club? The Library will be participating in If All Arkansas Read the Same Book
during the month of May. If All Arkansas Read the Same Book
is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries across Arkansas.
The 2018 Selection is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The book is based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals, in which Memphis-based adoption agent Georgia Tann kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
All SPL book clubs will meet at the library Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. for a conversation about the book. All members of the public are welcome to join!
During the months of June and July, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults as part of our Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere."
Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate that students who read recreationally outperform those who don’t, and that students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.
The library is a perfect environment to encourage and support a love of reading. This year’s program will launch on June 4, 2018, with a Kick Off on June 2. Registration will begin May 1. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library or other scheduled programs, please call 750-8180 or check out the library’s website at www.springdalelibrary.org
There will be no regularly scheduled programs during the month of August. The schedules for fall Storytimes, teen programs, and other services will be available on our website. Join our digital newsletter and get monthly updates by signing up on our homepage, or join our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SpringdalePublicLibrary
The Library is located at 405 S. Pleasant Street in Springdale and offers faxing, scanning, and printing services, free notary public service, and free public computer access. Library cards are available at no cost to anyone living, working, or going to school in Washington County.