Summer Reading
Kick-off Dates

Adamsville: June 7

Bessemer: June 4

Birmingham Public June 1

Clay: June 4

Fairfield: June 6

Fultondale: June 6

Gardendale: May 21

Graysville: June 4

Homewood: May 31

Hoover: May 21

Hueytown: May 24

Irondale: May 21

Leeds: June 2

Midfield: May 21

Mt. Brook: May 20

Pinson: May 21

Pleasant Grove: June 6

Tarrant: June 4

Trussville: June 6

Vestavia Hills: May 20

Warrior: June 5


By Katie Jane Morris, Hoover Public  Library

Summer ReadingCalling all dreamers! And stargazers! And night owls! Really, we need every child in Jefferson County who has ever wished upon a star or imagined an amazing future, kids who shine all day and light up the night. That’s because this year’s Summer Reading theme is Dream Big – READ! The 40 libraries of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC) have packed the summer with a wide array of performers, parties, crafts and oh-so-many wonderful books. Do you dream of being a star – a musician, an artist, a pilot, or maybe a race car driver? The library can help you get started. Do you need to learn more about the moon, constellations, or nocturnal animals? The library can introduce you to a world of knowledge. Do you want to be inspired by stories about other people who reached for the stars? The library is overflowing with biographies, storybooks, and chapter books on every dream imaginable. So what are you waiting for? An even more official invitation to experience a summer of dreams pursued and wishes fulfilled? As you wish.

Summer ReadingAN INVITATION (from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein)

If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flaxen-gold tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

Find out more by visiting JCLC's Calendar of Events.


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