Our 2010 Summer Quest summer reading program will officially get underway on Monday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. Library Assistant and Summer Quest creator Dave Burbank will give some details about this year's adventure, and kids can sign up for Summer Quest by choosing a character from our stash of characters, giving their character a name, and coloring it, if they choose. The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library also will offer refreshments for all. No need to sign up, just show up! This year's story starts out in the present day but the adventure will lead Summer Quest participants back in time by millions of years. As always, the story is written in second person so Summer Quest participants can feel that they are there, experiencing the thrills, chills and spills of the adventure as they accomplish the 10 reading challenges.
As the story opens, you're trying to mow the lawn that you've neglected for far too long. It quickly becomes apparent that the lawn mower just won't work -- the grass is far too long. So you find a machete, sharpen it, and start using it to hand-cut the grass. But you don't seem to be making any progress; in fact, it seems that the grass is getting longer and longer and soon is over your head. Just as you're wondering to yourself, What is going on?, you hear a low growl. It gets closer and closer and you think to yourself, Uh-oh Summer Quest 2010 has begun!Posted by at June 17, 2010 06:38 PM