Youth travel through books
By Erin Walkey
| | May 29, 2013
05/29/2013 -- People can travel the world by simply reading through the pages of a book, according to Amos Tookes, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Librarian.
This is something he would like the installation’s youth to learn this summer, and to help them, the MCLB Albany Library will be hosting a Library Summer Reading Program from June 3 until Aug. 2 in Building 7122.
The theme for this year is “Have Book - Will Travel.” Children and youth, ages 4 to 17, may participate.
Registration for the program opens this week and may be completed anytime before the program begins. To register, visit the website, https://usmc.evanced.info/albany/sr/home-page.asp.
There is no limit to the amount of children who may participate in this event and there are no fees.
Tookes explained the importance of the Summer Reading Program.
“The Summer Reading Program promotes children and youth to check out books relating to the theme of the program, and to read as many as they can,” he said. “Books may be checked out Mondays through Fridays during the Library’s scheduled hours.”
Crafting sessions and movies will also be part of the program, Tookes added. Movies will be shown Tuesday
mornings at 10 a.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in the Single Marine Recreation Lounge, Building 7450.
Children will receive a book credit for each movie they watch. Crafting sessions will be held at the Library.
Incentive prizes will be awarded to children and teens based on the amount of books completed and trophies will be given to the top readers in each age group. Some of the prizes include pencils, book bags, puzzles, activity books and others.
For more information about this program and other Library services, call the Base Library at 229-639-5242.