Summer Kick-Off Party

on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 am
Front Lawn of the Library

The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library will host a Summer Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the front lawn! This event will feature music from MOR Media, games, crafts and more! This event is to encourage people to sign up for Summer Reading Club! 


Kids - Inside the Children’s Library:
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.- STEAM Time
11:00 a.m.-Noon - Crafts
Noon-1:00 p.m. - Lego’s
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. - Puppet Show
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Summer Reading Club Signups

Kids on the front lawn:
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Painted Rocks
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  – Bubbles and Chalk
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Yard Games
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. – Face Painting

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – Henna Tattoos
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Summer Reading Club Signups, make and take and buttons

Adult activities will take place throughout the day including a Ukulele Preview, Squeegee Painting, a 3D Printer Demonstration and the opportunity to play the Floor Piano!  In addition to the fun and games, MOR Media will do a live radio remote at the event, there will be a hot dog cookout and East Arkansas Broadcasters will bring out the Polar Roller with ice cream bars!

As of this year, we will be using a new online format that people will use to register and participate in Summer Reading Club (SRC) called Beanstack.  Once you create an account with Beanstack you will be able to log your reading, track your progress and participate in library challenges and win prizes both big and small. You can create a Beanstack account at any time and you will only need to do this once. 

We are excited to provide this new way to participate in SRC. This format will be available to all age groups beginning this summer and we will continue to use it in the future.  In fact, SRC will be active from June 2nd through July 31st.  July 31st is the last day you can come to the library and pick up your prizes. 

There will also be a Friends of the Library book sale on Saturday and Sunday! This event is a great opportunity to stock up on books, magazines, DVD’s, audiobooks and more! The bookshop is located in the back of the library near the Genealogy collection. The shop is open each week throughout the year and contains books and other materials for all ages!

This summer we will be using a new program called Beanstack to sign up for summer for children and teens. This is the program kids and teens will use to log their games and track their points and to win prizes!