Libraries engage all ages with summer reading

Staff report
Posted 5/29/18

The branches of Arapahoe Libraries will be a circus this summer. The Step Right Up and Read summer reading program kicks off June 2 and continues through July 29. Each branch has a number of themed …

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Libraries engage all ages with summer reading

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The branches of Arapahoe Libraries will be a circus this summer.

The Step Right Up and Read summer reading program kicks off June 2 and continues through July 29. Each branch has a number of themed programs to celebrate, including comedians, puppeteers, magicians, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting and more.

Participants can earn rewards such as books and coupons. Adults will be entered into a drawing for a booklovers bag.

Last year, more than 10,000 babies, toddlers, children and teens participated. This year’s program is supported by the Friends of Arapahoe Libraries, which will donate more than $60,000 for programs, books, prizes and more.

Go to arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-LIBRARY.

Summer Reading Kickoff Events

Arapahoe Libraries will kick off its Step Right Up and Read summer program with events at each of the district’s branches.

Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial

Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to noon

Salida Circus, featuring trapeze artists, stilt walkers, clowns, magic, a circus dog and the Flying Haggerty’s. The Salida Circus is a 40-foot inflatable obstacle course, slides, games and more.

Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Bryce Jackman Comedy Show (6:30-7:30 p.m.), and stilt walking, face painting, carnival games and more from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Uinta St., Centennial

Wednesday, June 6, 2-4 p.m.

Storytelling by Merry Andrew Afoot (2-3 p.m.) and face painting, bounce house, carnival games and more from 2-4 p.m.

Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver

Thursday, June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Special performance by Top Hogs (3:30-4:30 p.m.) and face painting, bounce house, carnival games and more from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial

Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. to noon

Denise Gard and her Dancing Dogs perform (10-11 a.m.), and face painting, bounce house, carnival games and more from 10 a.m. to noon.

Eloise May Library, 1471 S. Parker Road, Denver.

Monday, June 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Magician Chad Wonder performs (5:30-6:30 p.m.) and face painting, bounce house, carnival games and more from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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