Summer Reading

The countdown has started. School is going to be over soon. Children will have the time to watch TV until their eyes blur, play video games until carpal tunnel syndrome sets in, consume large amounts of sugar, and sleep in late. They will be running up and down the street yelling, speeding around on their bikes, turning cartwheels in sprinklers, and jumping on trampolines.

Then the other shoe drops and week two of summer kicks in. Boredom descends like a wet blanket. It is 100 degrees outside,TV is boring, the video game controller broke, and there has been a ban on all foods containing sugar and red dye in an attempt to restore parental sanity.

Head over to your local ABBE Library for FREE programming to combat the week two doldrums of summer. There is an exciting line-up of entertainment brought to you weekly at each of the 14 libraries in the ABBE system. Join us for puppet shows, plays, magic, shows, live animals, story times, and more. Check out the ABBE Summer Reading Website for details.

Kid with Binoculars

Looking for a good time? The Library is THE PLACE to go this summer!

In addition to the entertainment children and teens can sign up for summer reading. Research has shown that students who do not read over the summer can lose up to a grade level of reading skills. Participating in the summer reading program can motivate students to pick up a book or listen to an audio book. 

I would like to take a moment to thank the Sponsors of Summer Reading that allow us to provide our patrons with quality programming :

  • 88.3 WAFJ Radio
  • Aiken Electric Cooperative
  • Aiken Express Car Wash
  • Aiken Newcomers’ Club
  • Aiken Standard
  • Aiken Woman’s Club
  • American Association of University Women
  • Bamberg County Friends of the Library
  • Bamberg Family Practice
  • Barnwell Parks & Recreation
  • Bobby’s BBQ
  • Brooker’s of Denmark
  • Bruster’s
  • Captain D’s
  • Carolina First Bank
  • Cedar Creek Ladies Club
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Communigraphics
  • Delavan Spray Technologies
  • Edgefield Dental Clinic-Dr. Randy Bryan
  • Ely’s Graphic Design
  • EnergySolutions/ChemNuclear Systems
  • Enterprise Bank of SC
  • Escape Day Spa & Salon Foundation
  • Friends of the Aiken Public Library
  • Friends of the Edgefield County Library
  • Friends of the Jackson Branch Library
  • Friends of the Libraries of Barnwell County
  • Friends of the Nancy Carson Library
  • Gary Jeffords, DMD
  • Hardee’s
  • Home Federal Savings & Loan Association
  • Howell Printing
  • Johnston Self Storage
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Ladyfingers Bakery & Catering
  • Matt Nieman Insurance Agency
  • McDonald’s
  • Meybohm Realtors
  • Ness & Jett, LLC
  • Parkside Women’s Centre
  • Pendarvis Chevrolet
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing Company
  • Pizza Hut
  • RCS Corporation
  • Reel Insurance Agency
  • Rocky L. Napier, D.M.D.
  • Ron E. Bryant, DDS
  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
  • Savannah River Remediation
  • Security Federal Bank
  • Silver Bluff Animal Hospital
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Spec’s Vision Center
  • Target of Aiken
  • Tom Young-Allstate Insurance
  • Town of Trenton
  • Trantech Radiator Products
  • Vaughn Electronics/RadioShack
  • Wal-Mart of Aiken
  • White Columns Farm
  • Wilson, Luginbill & Kirkland Law Firm
  • Women of Woodside
  • Yonce Ford
  • Zeigler Chevrolet

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