Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Package-to-Go!

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(JKPL) —  For more than 28 years, the Joeten-Kiyu Public library has provided innovative and transformative library programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse and resilient community.

This summer, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library offers an amazing summer reading program for people of all ages to encourage them to read, engage in STEAM activities, explore new authors and genres, and discover the different types of materials the library offers.

The summer reading program is also a great way to encourage kids to keep reading when they aren’t going to school.

Research has shown that during summer vacation, students lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year resulting in what is called the “summer slide.”

Moreover, recent research has shown that children in 3rd to 5th grades also showed that students lost, on average, about 20% of their school-year gains in reading and 27% of their school-year gains in math during summer break. Younger children are prone to the most learning loss because they’re at a crucial stage in their development.

This summer, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will offer an innovative and astounding adventure as we “Imagine Your Story” in our Package-to-Go! Each Package-to-Go includes books, more books, activities and supplies.

The 2020 Joeten-Kiyu Public Library summer reading theme is “Imagine Your Story.”

Registration is open from Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020. Contact the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library at 235-7322 or 7323 (READ) to register your whole family!

The program is free and open for all ages 0-Adult!

The Package-to-Go is open to the first 500 registered participants prioritizing our underserved and underprivileged children.

Package-to-Go distribution will begin Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

What to do before you call to register?

  1. Please have your Joeten-Kiyu Public Library card# ready for children ages 6 years of age and older. Parents/guardians are encouraged to use their library card to register their children ages 0 years to 5 years.
  2. Name and Age/Date of Birth of participating family members
  3. Village
  4. Contact telephone number
  5. Email (optional)

Families are encouraged to register and take this opportunity to engage in amazing learning adventures with the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library! 

For patrons who need to apply for a library card, must contact the library and make an appointment to apply for a library card.

Please note: patrons with fines, must clear at least half of their fines in order to register for the Summer Reading Program Package-to-Go.


Programs and activities are made possible by generous Educational Tax Credit donors, Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, community partners, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-00-19-0052-19, IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-01-19-0058-19, and IMLS Grant# LSTA LS-246158-OLS-20.

Community members, businesses and government agencies who would like to sponsor the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Package-to-Go are encouraged to contact the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library at 235-7316 or 7323 or 7322.

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The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s summer hours of operation effective Tuesday, June 9, 2020 are by appointment only: Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays.



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