R.T. Arnold Library announces Summer Reading Program

This year’s Summer Reading Program at R.T. Arnold Library is packed full of activities and fun.
Kids from birth to sixth grade are welcome to join the kid’s Summer Reading Program. Participants will receive a reading log to keep track of all the great reading they’re doing, as well as a calendar of special events.
Kids complete reading logs based on the number of books checked out and read. For each book read and turned in, they will receive “Book Bucks” that they can spend in the Library Store.
The Library Store is stocked with great prizes like coupons for local restaurants and activities, candy, toys and lots more.
Youths can register to participate any time throughout the program. Sign-up begins June 14.
There are tons of activities and events all summer long.
Summer Story Hour is a weekly story time aimed at birth to 5-year-olds and their families. It will be held in the children’s room each Wednesday at 11 a.m., where attendees will sing songs, enjoy stories and do crafts and activities.
New this summer is the Summer Lunch-Book Club for ages 8 and up. Starting July 5 through Aug. 2 each Wednesday at noon, attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy listening as the library’s storyteller explores a great chapter book series.
The special events begin Thursday, July 13, at 11 a.m. with “Rock Star Magicians — Chris and Neal.”
Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m., the event is “Mad Science, Up, Up, and Away!”
“Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig and the Pugs” will be here Monday, July 24, at 11 a.m., and the final event is Thursday, July 27, at 11 a.m. featuring “The Barefoot Puppets, Trickster Tales.”
Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. is “Paint the Book Ends Day.” Yes, you read right! If you like to paint and want to help us brighten up some of our “older dull-looking” book ends, this is your chance. Participants ages 10 and up must sign up by July 5. The only thing you need to bring to the class is your favorite book! The class is limited to 10 participants.
Summer Reading Programs help to advance literacy and academic performance by engaging children in reading and reading-related activities during the summer months and to foster a love of reading through public library programs and services.
The Summer Reading Program at the R. T. Arnold Library is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the R. T. Arnold Library at (434) 447-8162 or come by to get a detailed schedule and sign up for a great summer of stories and fun. Individuals and groups are welcome.