Summer reading program planned
Summer is a great season to be a kid. School is out and the days stretch on and on. Unfortunately, summer can also be a time when skills and knowledge gained during the academic year are lost. Programs that encourage reading and critical thinking skills throughout the summer have proven to be very effective in minimizing this summer learning loss. For these beneficial reasons, and because we simply think that reading and learning are good fun, The Bandera Public Library will once again be hosting a Summer Reading Program for local youngsters.
This year's program is science themed and titled, "Fizz Boom Read." Fun, educational science based activities are planned from June through the first of August.
Free registration and orientation will be at the Bandera Public Library on Wednesday, June 18 at 10:30 am. After that, 3- to 5-year-olds will meet on Wednesday mornings, and 6- to 12-year-olds will be meeting on Friday mornings. More information about the summer reading program will be made available as that time approaches.
"Our goal is to keep children and preteens engaged with the library throughout the summer," concluded Bandera Public Library Director John Hegemier.