Reading Riot: Musician Plugs Library at Teen SRP Kick Off

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Maddi-solo guitarist

The Teen Summer Reading Program kicked off with a stellar performance by local musicians on the Warrenton library patio last Saturday. It was a steamy afternoon for the concert but participants gathered in the shade around the fountain garden listening to the strumming and singing of three talented young women.

Guitarist Maddi Mae sang original and cover songs and entertained the audience with tales of her personal experience getting her first library card. She also raved about the endless library resources – from free wi-fi to interlibrary loans – that she uses to promote her music business and educate herself.

Maddi introduced two of her students from Drum & Strum, a local music center where she is an instructor. Bianca and Erika also played original and cover songs. The musicians encouraged visitors to follow their own dreams – musical or otherwise. Repeat performances were held at the Bealeton and Marshall branch libraries on Monday.

Group listening to Maddi sing

Other special events for 6th graders and up include fitness and yoga classes, computer coding and cartoon drawing, crafts, games and movies! Stop by your nearest branch to pick up a schedule of events or check it out online. Attending these special events for teens earns you chances to win the grand prize. The more programs you attend, the more chances you have to win!

Of course, SRP is also about reading so complete weekly game card activities for a chance to pick up special prizes throughout the summer. And complete a book review to be eligible for more prize drawings!

The possibilities to win are boundless when you Read for the Win!

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

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