This summer, Sarah participated in our local library’s summer reading program. This is the second year she has joined. We were actually unaware that there was a summer reading program before!
Sarah signed up to read 96 books over the course of one month and one week. She did it, barely (hey, that is A LOT of reading), but she did it! I am so proud!
Next week they have an ice cream social where each kid will get a certificate and a book. It is a great free program that encourages reading throughout the summer.
Each week, our local library also hosted special events in conjunction with their summer reading program. We were only able to attend week #1 and week #4. Week one was by far the most popular (with the most kids in attendance), Dan the Snake Man brought a collection of snakes and reptiles. Week #4 was a mini-Aladdin play put on by the youth department of a local theater group.
It was so much fun. Kids of all ages had a blast. Unfortunately, I could NEVER remember to bring my camera; therefore, I missed out on some great pictures.
I know that summer is almost over, but have you checked out your local library and the many fun, free activities they have for kids and families? Don’t forget to check all year round. The fun and free activities for kids aren’t as frequent at our local library in the winter, but there are a few here and there.