Each club member will receive a gameboard showing the interior of the Night Library. Eight groups of book characters are scattered throughout and the goal of the game is to rescue them. Currently they are trapped inside the covers of their books and need help getting free. Progress is earned by reading library books. It takes 22 books to complete the game. Younger children can also play the game by listening to stories read to them by an older sibling or parent. Upon completion, each child will receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Round Table.
The Summer Reading Club begins as soon as school gets out, which varies by community. Each library will offer a kick off party for the Summer Reading Club and the schedule of parties is as follows:
Fortuna Library on Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. with storyteller Ross Mackinney
Blue Lake Library on Friday, June 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with clown Shea FreeLove
Garberville Library on Friday, June 22 at 3 p.m. with magician Shantaram
Arcata Library on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. with storyteller Ali Freedlund
Ferndale Library on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. with storyteller Ross Mackinney
Community sponsors of the Summer Reading Club include the Humboldt Area Foundation; St. Joseph Health System, Humboldt County, the Smullin Foundation, the Melvin and Grace McLean Foundation; Humboldt Sponsors; Humboldt County Library Foundation; First 5 Humboldt and Round Table Pizza.
These programs are free and all ages are welcome. The library programs and services are accessible to persons with disabilities. Call the library if you require assistance. The Humboldt County Library is located at 1313 3rd St. in Eureka. For further information call JoAnn Bauer at 269-1910 or visit our website at www.humlib.org.