Spend summer at the library!School is out for summer and that means it's time to head to the Douglas County Library for the annual summer reading program.
By: Sarah Wethern, County Youth Librarian, Alexandria Echo Press
School is out for summer and that means it's time to head to the Douglas County Library for the annual summer reading program.
The theme this year is Dream Big: Read and kids from all over Douglas County can expect to have a rollicking good time. Owls, night, dreams and imagination are only some of the ideas explored this summer.
It is very important that kids read over the summer. The Reading is Fundamental organization says that children who do not read over the summer will lose two months of reading skills by the time they start school in the fall.
It truly is vital to have your children reading all summer so bring them down to the library. There are plenty of fun activities and scads of fun books, audiobooks, ebooks, music CDs and DVDs to keep kids interested in literacy all summer long.
This is an exciting year for summer programming because the library is introducing three programs geared specifically to teens in grades 6-12 - cake pops, henna tattoos and bleach tie-dye T-shirts. All materials are provided and all teens have to do is show up!
There are also several great entertainers visiting the Douglas County Library this summer.
You can check out the library website at www.douglascountylibrary.org for for all the details, or stop by and pick up a summer reading program flier.
If you don't have a chance to stop by the library before June, be sure to come on by for the first performance this summer. The CLIMB Theatre will be here on Thursday, June 14 at 1 p.m. for a lively adaptation of Aesop's Tortoise and the Hare.
Kids can still expect to have fun with the Lunch Bunch on Monday or Tuesday, but some new features this summer include a Lego Club and Free Movie Fridays.
There is so much to do at the library this summer and that does not even include all the fun prizes kids will pick up by participating in the summer reading program!
Every week a new prize is featured starting on June 11 so do not miss out. Be sure to share your favorite titles with Miss Sarah, the youth librarian too!
There's no need for summer boredom or summer reading slump with the Douglas County Library at your service.