The Moore Public Library kicked off its 2011 Summer Reading Program Kick-Off “… a Flag of Nations Parade” May 27.

Children, teens and adults gathered at City Hall in Moore and marched to the Moore Public Library. Children were given an International Flag to wave during the march.

The staff of the children’s department plan to circle the globe with “One World, Many Stories” during the Summer Reading Program. Animal programs, storytimes, dance, acting and movies, with the themes of foreign lands, highlight summer events.

One of the many programs the library will feature this summer is the acoustic duo Arabesque. Arabesque comes to the library at 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Kids love to eat and the feature this summer is to experience culturally exotic foods. Catered and sponsored by community restaurants, they are bringing a foreign flavor to our stories and programs,” Sheila Crosby, manager of the Moore Public Library’s Children’s Department, said.

Children set their own reading goals, choosing how many books they will strive to read during June and July. Parents can read to their small children and family participation counts. At the end of July, children who have met their goals will receive recognition and awards.

Teens get their own theme: “You Are Here” and can experience cultural destinations at every turn. Teens set their compass on the library for new directions; traveling beyond Oklahoma, they can experience Sushi, Manga, Chinese Calligraphy, Egyptian Batik, Yoga, Indian Henna and much more. By attending programs, reading, logging computer time and volunteering teens complete punch cards and are entered into a drawing for the SRP grand prize, a flip camera.

Summer fun isn’t just for kids. Adults can read their way around the globe with “Novel Destinations.” In the world of literature, any destination is possible and armchair travel is encouraged. Adults receive passport journals to log books they read during June and July. By completing their reading passports, they are entered into a drawing for the SRP prize, a gift basket with a $100 gas card and more.

The Friends of the Moore Public Library sponsor Summer Reading Program prize giveaways.

For the full calendar of events, visit the Moore Public Library, call 793-5100 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/moore.

The Moore Public Library is part of the multi-county Pioneer Library System.

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