Kicking Off Summer Reading with COSI

In 10 days, nearly 700 children, 200 adults and about 75 teens have already signed up for our summer reading program, but there’s always room for more.

This year’s summer reading program is dedicated to science. So when the library held its kickoff party Saturday, we invited the COSI to participate too.

Lucy learns about friction and kinetic energy by playing with the magnetized marble slides at our summer reading kickoff party.

Lucy learns about friction and kinetic energy by playing with the magnetized marble slides at our summer reading kickoff party.

COSI brought science kiosks that allowed kids to perform small experiments and games that taught the kids about magnetism, friction, air pressure, kinetic energy and more.

The library will host fun programs—many dedicated to science—all summer.

Gabriel stands on his father’s knee so he’s tall enough to reach the blocks.

Gabriel stands on his father’s knee so he’s tall enough to reach the blocks.

We’ll be having Mad Science Mondays where children can perform hands-on experiments and make crafts using different themes each week. We’re also hosting Trashy Tuesdays every other week where kids can make fun crafts using recycled supplies.

Teens will have Weird Science Wednesdays throughout June that feature experiments with photography and weather.

Jordan is stymied by one of COSI’s puzzles.

Jordan is stymied by one of COSI’s puzzles.

Everyone who participates in our summer reading programs—either by reading and/or attending library programs—has a chance to win prizes. Grand prizes include a $100 gift card from Toys ‘R’ Us for kids and Nook eReaders for teens and adults. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning something.

If you want to sign up for summer reading, you can register for it at any of our branches.

Elizabeth tries to balance COSI's rod and learns an object lesson in gravity and momentum.

Elizabeth tries to balance COSI’s rod and learns an object lesson in gravity and momentum.

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