News Release

For immediate release - May 16, 2012

Dreaming of Big Summer Fun

Lake County Library System’s free summer reading programs are designed to encourage youth to read for pleasure, retain learning gained during the school year and to promote the vital role of public libraries in the lives of young people. Each year, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and the Mariana Islands participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program. By working closely with the State Library, Florida libraries receive top quality programming plans and even some promotional materials for free.

After months of preparation, you can now go online to and discover the vast array of free programs being offered this summer in the 15 public libraries in the Lake County Library System. Free summer fun includes two kick off celebrations -- one June 9 at the W. T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora and the other June 16 at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont. Throughout the summer, big shows will be presented by a variety of talented children’s entertainers such as magicians, storytellers, animal handlers, and musicians. Youth librarians will offer storytimes, crafts, movies, games, educational programs and chances to win prizes just for reading. (And reading equals tons of fun!)

You’re invited to join in our summer celebrations at more than just one library, too. Questions can be emailed to Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator, at or contact your local public library to discover what they have planned. For more information, check out the library system’s website at keyword summer. A county-wide downloadable brochure is available which contains links to details on each library’s homepage.


Media contact:
Linda Goff
Youth Services Coordinator

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