Registration for our program starts on June 12th and signups can occur through July 7th.
“We really enjoy seeing the children come into the library and enjoy their summer and making sure that they are reading during the summer because we know how important it is for them to continue with literacy skills”, says Teresa Colvin.
Last year, approximately 1,300 people participated in the summer challenge.
“We are proud to be part of Rochester, and we wanted to be part of the bicentennial celebration as well”, she said.
On average, Wells said over 150 children partake in the opening and closing story hour celebration, adding the summer reading program is beneficial for kids to remain academically active during the off-school season.
“We’re trying to build a love of reading”, Miller explained.
The Jackson Hinds Library System is helping students with their summer reading.
“I tell them at the beginning that their prizes are small, but they get so excited to get something for reading”, Donna Smith said.
This year’s theme prompted the Plum library to engage kids in reading while also volunteering to work within the community.
The summer program will also include Lunch Bunch, Science Hour, Lego Lab, StoryTime, Babygarten and MovieTime as well as weekly crafts and activities that kids can do on their own time.
“It was wonderful”, England-Biggs said.
The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library hours, effective until August 21 is Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. England-Biggs said vehicles from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Fremont Police Department, Fremont Fire Department and the Fremont Department of Utilities will be available for people to see in the parking lot.
As always, England-Biggs is having a great time diving into the Summer Reading Program.
Reading isn’t just for kids, said Ashley Brown, engagement and outreach librarian.