Libraries schedule summer reading programs

Cheryl Sanders
May 20, 2017

The summer food drive is the result of collaboration between the library and the Volunteer Center of Grant County.

The Woodland program runs from June 1 through the end of July, and all ages can read three books and earn a prize. More information about the event is available at the library and on the library's website. This helps avoid the so-called "summer slide" sometimes seen in reading test scores following summer vacation.

This program was created to help kids keep their minds active while on summer break from school.

Featured performers include comedy acts, live music, and magic shows. All programming will take place at the library's Chalmette location.

LaRochelle's story time was part of the library's summer reading program kickoff.

Participants will receive their blueprints for six weeks of construction fun when they register for their official summer reading bookmarks, activity sheets, and events calendars.

The programs will start with Summer Reading Kick-off Day on Thursday, May 25, which immediately follows the closing of school for the summer, with registration being conducted throughout the day at all branches. Participants who read three books before August 11 and submit their form will earn a tape measure and be entered into a drawing for prizes including gift certificates to O'Hara Hardware, Edd the Florist Inc., and Earl May Garden Center.

An early highlight of the summer program, open to all ages, will be performances by magician David Leboeuf.

The library will host free events and programs, allowing everyone to participate in fun reading and learning activities.

For young adults, grades 6-12, a "Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga, Oh My!" literacy and art class will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays in June. Attendees can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the game, receive special incentives, and sit in a designated Yolo County Library section.

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