It’s a great time to have fun and get creative without the pressures of assign school work, says TPL’s Vince Bellofatto.
“Summertime is fun, so we make the summer reading program really fun for the kids and the adults.”
The 2019 Tuscaloosa Public Library Summer Reading Program is open to all individuals, preschool through adults, with programs, prizes, story times, and a reading club. The program’s calendar is packed with activities, including magic shows, music, science, snakes, storytelling, and even didgeridoos.
During the summer reading program at TPL, kids can choose what they want to read.
“They can decide the topics and pick titles that interest them. It’s not homework or assigned reading. It’s just pure entertainment. This is helpful for reluctant readers,” Bellofatto said.
The program is available at Tuscaloosa’s Main Library on Jack Warner Parkway, at the Weaver Bolden Branch on Lanier Avenue, and at the Brown Library Branch on Bobby Miller Parkway.
For specific activity dates and times, visit the TPL’s official website at tuscaloosa-library.org/summerreading, and for more information or questions, call (205) 345-5820.
Summer Reading Schedule
Monday, June 3 - Thursday, July 25
9:30 a.m.: Weaver Bolden branch
2:00 p.m.: Main library
9:30 a.m.: Main library
2:00 p.m.: Brown branch
June 4-5: Magician Tommy Johns
June 11-12: Schoolyard Roots
June 18-19: Alabama Blues Project
June 25-26: Didgeridoo Down Under
July 9-10: What’s Your Story, Tuscaloosa?
July 16-17: Yarbrough’s Educational Reptiles
July 23-24: Blast Off with Doc Atoms
Main Library Teen Programs in June:
Tuesdays, Teen Try-It Workshops (4-5 p.m.)
Thursdays, Teen Tech (4-6 p.m.)
Main Library Teen Programs in July:
July 12 and 26: Teen Tech Tuesday (call for details)