Kids have some amazing ideas and the “Idea Box”
is now up and running in the Children’s area of the Pleasant Hill library. Thanks to a grant from the state library, the innovative Idea Box is ready to collect kids’ ideas on what activities, events or programs they would like to see at the library. According to Patrick Remer, Children’s librarian, “Kids can submit their ideas and place them into a crazy collection contraption and once the ideas are collected, they will go online where people can vote or rank each idea. Staff will work on which ideas we can actually fulfill. Taking big ideas and turning them into something real and tangible is what the idea box is all about!” Go to ccclib.org/ideabox
to pick your favorites! An educational summer option is the Discover and Go
program. This county-wide program enables a library card holder to log on and print out free museum passes from over 30 destinations throughout the Bay Area. Library patrons can make reservations online by date or by venue and print out a pass. Patrons without Internet access can reserve a pass by telephone or in person and print out a pass at the library. You can have two active reservations at a time. This years Summer Reading Program for kids is “Dream Big”
. Beginning on June 9th, reading records will be available in community libraries or online. You can earn prizes for reading and several downtown Pleasant Hill businesses will be participating in the give-aways. The program is for kids age 2 through 5th grade and continues through August 18. Finally, look for the “Hunger Games” theme party for teens this July. Check out the library website at www.ccclib.org
for more information.