JKPL holds Children’s Summer Reading Program


The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library is excited to announce that it once again held its 12th Annual Collaborative Summer Reading Program, which ran from June 12 to June 22. It was a two-week session, for ages 6 to 12 years old. This year, the Summer Library theme was “Libraries Rock!” During these sessions, the children had the opportunity to meet new friends, work as a team, and engage in various activities which included the following: read alouds, crafts, a computer day, sports, a special guest presenter, community presentations, writing, Libraries Rock! riddles/jokes, a movie day, music & movement, and much more.

Last Friday, June 22, the JKPL Summer Reading Program wrapped up its sessions with certificates of completion, gift certificates, movie passes, tote bag, and many other giveaways. The children were also treated to a fun mini carnival.

The JKPL would like to take the opportunity to extend a huge appreciation to all parents/guardians, volunteers, and sponsors for their support in taking part in the summer program. It’s through your kindness that we continue to help “Libraries Rock!” for the CNMI through literacy. We would like to thank: ALA, American Memorial Park, American Red Cross, AmeriCorps, Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Library, Army Duck’s Saipan, Bank of Guam, Bank of Hawaii, Bestseller, Bridge Capital LLC, Chong’s Corporation, CNMI Dept. of Corrections, CNMI Dept. of Public Safety, CNMI DFEMS, CNMI Division of Agriculture, CNMI Division of Customs, CNMI Motheread/Fatheread, CNMI Office of the Governor, CNMI Public School System, Commonwealth Library Council, Congressman Gregorio M. Sablan Jr., Congressman Ivan A. Blanco, Congressman John Paul P. Sablan, Congressman Jose I. Itibus, Congressman Joseph P. Deleon Guerrero, Congressman Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero, DCCA DYS, Debbie Winkfield and family, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, DFS T Galleria, Dial Rent to Own, DLNR, Dolphin Wholesale, Fiesta Resort and Spa, Food and Nutrition Service, Friends of the JKPL, Herman’s Modern Bakery, Hyatt Regency, Imperial Pacific International Corporate Social Responsibility, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Joeten Superstore, Kagman Elementary School, Lady Diann Torres Foundation, Larry Lee, Kui Lee, and family, Liberty Dept. Store, Lollipops, MARPAC Inc., Mayor of Rota, Mayor of Saipan, Mayor of Tinian, Megabyte of Saipan, National Office Supply, Northern Marianas Humanities Council, Office of Youth Affairs, Pacific Islands Club, Pacifica Insurance Underwriters Inc., Saipan Shipping Company, Senate President Arnold I. Palacios, Senator Sixto K. Igisomar, Speaker of the House Rafael S. Demapan, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Tinian Public Library, Tribe Marianas, Ursula Lifoifoi Aldan, Vice Speaker of the House Janet U. Maratita, Walt Goodridge, Yoko Fujioka-Kern, and volunteers.

Next step, Community Outreach, here we come! In an effort to reach more patrons and to continue to keep our community of all ages motivated, engaged, and enlightened by reading over the summer, the JKPL staff will also bring the Summer Reading Program out to the villages to conduct activities with the community. Sessions are limited and registration is required. Please register on-site at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday, from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The list of dates and locations is available on our website at www.cnmilib.org. See below for locations:

• July 10-13, 9:30am-12pm, Koblerville Youth Learning Center

• July 17-20, 9:30am-12pm, Chalan Kanoa Youth Learning Center

• July 17-20, 9:30am-12pm, San Antonio Youth Learning Center

• July 24-27, 9:30am-12pm, Tanapag Youth Center

• July 24-27, 9:30am-12pm, Kagman Elementary School

For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at www.cnmilib.org and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Call the library at 670-235-7322/23 for questions/concerns. The library’s summer hours are as follows (effective June 12-Aug. 4): Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. (PR)

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