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There’s No Time Quite Like Summer.

Summer is here.  School is out.  Time to let the good times roll.  Whether you are staying in St. Louis, or travelling further a field, there’s no time of the year quite like summer.  With that in mind, here’s a list of things to do, see, or read this most excellent  of summers.

If you only do one thing this summer, it should most definitely be taking part in St. Louis Public Library’s Summer Reading Club.

Pop into your local branch to pick-up your blue registration card. Once you’ve read 5 books, bring it back to the library for a free messenger bag, and a free book.

You’ll then receive a ruby card. Complete 5 more books, return your card, and get a voucher for free baseball tickets (whilst supplies last). You will also receive an entry form for our “First Pitch Contest”. Tell us why you should get to throw out the first pitch at a Cardinals game, and you could win the chance to do just that.

After ruby, comes your emerald card. Read 5 more books, return your card, and get a rainbow lollipop. What’s that I hear you say, “No more incentives, why should I continue reading”? Well, each card you turn in gets you an entry into our grand prize drawing. This gives you the chane to win movies tickets, an iPod Shuffle, or an iPad 2. So, the more you read, the more entries you get, thus the better your chances of winning one of our grand prizes are! For more information, check out our website http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/summer_reading_club.asp

Our Summer Reading Club runs from May 6th – July 27th.



Summer wouldn’t be summer without a few Hollywood blockbusters.  So, if the Missouri heat gets a little too much to bear, take a nice air conditioned break, and enjoy a couple of movies:

Man of Steel – hits theatres on June 14

Pacific Rim – hits theatres July 12th


If you’re like me, a large part of summer is spent catching up on video games.  Summer isn’t traditionally a big release time for games, but there’s always a few games worth checking out:

Madden NFL 25 – hits store shelves on August 27th

For the handheld gamers out there, Nintendo drops their new Animal Crossing this summer.  Beware!  This game can be seriously addictive.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – June 9th


If movies and games aren’t your thing, you can always settle for that tried and tested summer activity – reading a book.  Check out this list by NPR of great summer reads for teens: http://www.npr.org/2012/06/07/154425745/books-for-you-and-your-bff-summers-teen-reads

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