Reading program starts Wednesday
Keep your kids reading and having fun doing so this summer.
The Bill Ellis Memorial Library Summer Reading Club will begin on Wednesday, June 10.
Members will meet Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon, for eight weeks.
The program is geared toward children age four to nine. This year’s statewide theme is “Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas!”
Each week the children will craft a project related to the books read during the program. Programs and activities are planned to promote reading as a leisure activity, stimulate curiosity and encourage children to use library resources. The program is self-paced and fosters reading success by asking children to record titles of books that they read. H.G. Olsen Elementary teacher Carly Carlough will return as program coordinator.
On the last day of the program, children will receive bookmarks, prizes and a certificate created by renowned Texas children’s book illustrator, Joy Fisher Hein, and signed by the governor of Texas, Rick Perry.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to pre-register their children at the library at 710 W. Ave. A. Children are not required to attend each week, and summer visitors are welcome.
The Port Aransas Boatmen, the City of Port Aransas, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission sponsor the program.