Summer Reading Program 2021

Summer has arrived and brings with it one of our favorite annual events.  Summer Reading 2021 is here!  

Your Owego library at 275 Main Street is on a mission.  The library seeks to inspire literacy, community engagement, and life-long learning.  This summer, they have a variety of programs to encourage everyone to keep learning.  People of ages 0-99+ can find activities to be part of during the Summer Reading Program, which runs July 1 through Aug. 15. 

The library’s summer reading goals are to advance literacy, build a love of books, establish familiarity with library resources, and make the library a community destination.  To meet these goals, the Coburn Free Library hosts weekly programs in July along with a reading log challenge. 

Readers of all ages can contribute to the library’s reading goal of 50,000 minutes this year by signing up for a reading log.  Go to the online poll to give input on the community prize:  https://forms.gle/QAu7Ej2M5uNwnKPR7 The community decides. 

Participation in the children’s reading log comes with a perk.  The library is holding a stuffed animal adoption for all reading log participants.  Adopt a stuffed friend from the library and care for it by reading to it each day.  The stuffed animal is yours to keep forever, thanks to funding by the Town of Owego. 

Participants in all age groups are eligible for prize incentives, which will include books, gift certificates, fine waivers, or prizes from the treasure chest.  

The educational program line-up includes:

  • Wednesday, July 7 @10am – Will Stafford, Juggler Extraordinaire: Join the library group in Hickories Park Pavilion #4 to see Will Stafford astound and amaze with his juggling prowess as he tells tales of how he learned to juggle and why libraries are so important!  
  • Wednesday, July 14 @10am – “The Dirtmeister” Steve Tomecek: Once again at Hickories Park Pavilion #4, this program will delve into tales of dragons, dinosaurs, and all things science. 
  • Wednesday, July 21 @10am – Stories with Sulley: Located on the library lawn, this fun-filled story time hosts therapy dog Sulley and has plenty of tales about tails!   
  • Friday, July 23 @10am – The Great and Powerful Dave, Magician: Feats of amazement abound as Dave Moreland teaches about the fairy-tale adventure, enchantment, and wonder hidden in each day.  Did you know there is a little bit of magic in every book?  Located at Hickories Park Pavilion #4.
  • Wednesday, July 28 @10am – Waterman Conservation Center:  Located in Hickories Park Pavilion #4, Joan Hunt will edify and entertain with tales of folklore and amazing animals.