We're just a week away from our Book It! for a Better World 5K. This year, the library’s Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. And, to quote Michael Jackson . . .
"I’m starting with the man in the mirror.
I’m asking him to change his ways.
And no message could have been any clearer.
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change."
Maybe that means getting in shape, maybe it means helping your local public library. If you participate in our 2nd annual race, sponsored by The Friends of the Hoover Library, it can mean both! The Book It! for a Better World 5K will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hoover’s beautiful Veterans Park at 4800 Valleydale Road, adjacent to Spain Park High School. This professionally developed cross-country course will take you around the lake and forested areas of the park. The horn will sound at 8 a.m. and awards will be presented at 9 am. The "sleep in" option is back for those who'd like a t-shirt to show their support, but aren't interested in hitting the trail. New this year is the Story Stroll. While walking an easy loop, you'll follow a story and complete a form to register for a prize drawing. This event is fun for even the youngest readers and begins at 9 a.m. Story Stroll registrants do not receive a t-shirt. Click here for more information or to register to run.
The Kids Summer Reading Kickoff begins immediately after at 10 a.m. with a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, 5 inflatables, 4 giant-sized games, 2 crafts, a collaborative art project, a LEGO building station, airbrush tattoos, balloons, and snacks. Plus you can register for summer reading, either the traditional way or via our new online platform. The cost for all this fun? It's free, free, FREE! Don't miss it! Mark your calendars today for May 20, 2017!