Mon, 06/04/2012
Contact Name: 
Christen Jackson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
573-634-6064 ext. 247

JEFFERSON CITY – More than 300 people attended Missouri River Regional Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 1. There has already been a strong number sign-up to participate and there is still time for others to become part of this program.
“The kick-off really got us off to a good start,” said Eric Lyon, children’s programming lead. “But even if someone missed the kick-off, there is still plenty of time to sign-up.”
Summer reading is divided into three groups: children, teens and adults. Sign-up numbers so far:
• Children – 340
• Teens – 72
• Adults – 60
Each age group has its own special features, and all run through Aug. 31:
• Children – The theme for this year’s children’s program is “Dream Big Read!” Participants can register and pick up a reading log at the library, or online at and print their reading log. There is one prize bag level and may be picked up once all reading requirements are completed.
• Teens – “Own the Night” is the theme for the teen summer reading program. Teens will have the opportunity to read to earn prizes and be entered to win a grand prize at the end of the summer.
• Adults – Reading four books earns adults a free book off MRRL’s gently used selection of books. Reading another four books, including one that focuses on the adult’s theme “Books and More”, earns another book selection plus the participant’s name will be entered into a drawing for prizes such as gift certificates from local businesses. There will be a set of shared sketchbooks that can be checked out and added to.
For questions about MRRL’s summer reading, contact children’s – Eric Lyon, 634-6064, ext. 229; teens – Courtney Waters, 634-6064, ext. 248; Adults – Kira Michaelieu, 634-6064, ext. 238. For more information on the Missouri River Regional Library, go to the website at