Kick-off of summer reading slated Saturday at library

A kick-off event for the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library 2022 Summer Reading Program is set for Saturday, June 4.

Registration for both the kid and adult programs will begin at 10 a.m., with story time and crafts celebrating the oceans.

The theme for the summer program is Oceans of Possibilities. The program will include speakers from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Mustang Island State Park and Farley Boat Works.

The kids’ programming is designed for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade. In addition to reading trackers and prizes, the summer agenda will include story times, crafts and speakers.

The first program in Oceans of Possibilities is set for Wednesday, July 6, at 2 p.m. The program will be presented by UTMSI and will feature turtle rescue.

Adults also are invited to participate in the program with reading challenges. An adult speaker program on Friday, July 29, will cover the history of the art of fish printing, gyotaku.

The series will continue through July on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

On Saturday, July 30, the reading program will wrap up with a craft day and awards.

For more information, contact the library at (361) 749-4116.

The library is located at 700 W. Ave. A.

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