Message From the Director: Summer Reading Kindness Challenge Kickoff!

Amy Director

Livingston Library Community,

Can you believe it’s already time for Summer Reading!? This year we are kicking off Summer Reading’s theme of Tails & Tales with fun reading challenges for all ages: Read to Me for Ages 4 and under, Tails & Tales for Grades K-5, the Summer Game for Grades 6-12, and Adult Summer Reading.

The children’s and teen Summer Reading Challenges run from June 28th through August 13th. The adult program is from June 21st through August 2nd. A Livingston library card is required for all four programs.

This year, a social emotional learning component is part of our children’s Summer Reading Challenge. Participants complete the four-level program by reading for each level and completing Self, Family/Friend, Community & World Kindness activities. Fun prizes and an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing are awarded for each level completed. Register today!

We are also excited to offer a series of programs in honor and remembrance of the late beloved Youth Librarian, Mrs. Chen. The Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Summer Series includes super fun Ron Albanese’s Kiddie Rock N Roll Show, a Livingston Youth Author’s Day featuring local authors Ariel Bernstein, Jennie Wexler, Mike Malbrough and Ariel Horn, and a storyteller, Carol Simon Levine who will present her live participatory show, Animal Antics.

Teens entering grades 6 and up can play the Teen Summer Game. Participants earn points by reading and solving puzzles. Points can be redeemed for super cool prizes!

Adults can begin registering for Summer Reading now! Beginning on Monday, adults will receive raffle tickets for every adult item checked out.  The more items you borrow, the more chances you have to win some fun prizes! Winners will be selected on a weekly basis, and two grand prize winners will receive Kindles. 

Best, 

Amy Babcock, Director

Message From the Director: Celebrate Old Glory

Amy Director

“‘Your country’s flag behold! ‘ and through his tear-dimmed eyes, he saw the stars and stripes unfold.” –Betsy Ross

Livingston Library Community,

Two hundred and forty-four years ago, the Flag of the United States was adopted by the Second Continental Congress. In honor of this momentous occasion for our country, Flag Day is celebrated annually on June 14th.  This flag day, the Livingston Public Library invites you to join us on Zoom at 7pm for a presentation on Old Glory: History of the American Flag

In this presentation author, photographer, and lecturer Kevin Woyce will be taking us on an exploration of American history through original vintage photographs and patriotic music as we discover the story behind our American Flag. From the Flag’s origin during the American Revolution, to the addition of the Flag’s 50th star, and even the poem behind the Star Spangled Banner, this lecture will have you giving “three cheers for the red white and blue!” 

This lecture is virtual and will take place through Zoom.  All are welcome to attend, but registration is required and can be done so through the Library’s event calendar, here.  Information on how to access the Zoom event will be emailed to you the day before the program is to take place.

If you’re interested in learning more about America’s Flag consider borrowing:

Best,

Amy Babcock, Director