Summer Reading Program encourages all ages to participate
Preschool, tweens, teens and adults of all ages are encouraged to take part in the Berryville Public Library’s Summer Reading program. This year, it will be all about reading and outer space. It is designed to make reading a “blast” with a special “space jam” party scheduled at the end of July for participants who met their goals. Studies have shown that children who read over the summer are more prepared and ready to begin school in the fall and the library has a special program designed to make reading fun.
Sign-ups began May 28, and the reading program runs Monday, June 3, through Friday, July 26. Area businesses have donated great prizes which will be offered to participants who are meeting their goals.
“Even if your child doesn’t read yet, they can still participate,” said library director Julie Hall, “as every book read to the child counts toward their reading goal. We also have summer reading programs the adults can participate in with special monetary prizes offered.”
As part of the summer reading program, the younger kids will be “Shooting for the Stars” while the teens’ theme is “Race Across Space” where they will play interplanetary bingo with lots of prizes and even a chance to win a gift card. Special shows will be offered at 1 p.m. each Monday, and there will be a special Space Camp at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The best part about the summer reading program is that it is entirely free! The library also has lots of other free and fun activities going on such as special story times for preschoolers at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Lego club for all ages at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and, for the older kids, the library offers All Aboard Game Night and All Screens Game Night on Fridays.
To sign up or for more information, stop by the Berryville Public Library at 104 Spring St. or call 870-423-2323. The library is open seven days a week.