have cleared out of school for summer but library officials are hoping to
encourage them to continue reading while on their break.
"A part of the library our goal is to foster
literacy in the community and that's reading," said Lorraine Simoneau, Library
Kurth Memorial Library hosted their summer reading kick-off and officials says
during summer the library is the place to be.
"They can read any book that they want there
are certain activities during the week but it's not something they have to
attend we have a program pretty much every day of the week," said Simoneau.
the summer the library will host activities such as craft days, chemistry shows
and even board game tournaments
Director Lorriane Simoneau says the goal is to keep kids around books during their
"They can win prizes, the whole point of our summer
reading program is to get the kids in here reading during the summer," said
"Kids lose some of their knowledge during the
summer if they don't read and it encourages reading," said Cindy McMullen, Genealogy
ages one to 17 can participate in the program and library officials say by the
end of the summer students will be better prepared when they return to their
"Reading it helps you in every subject, so
when you win a prize that's encouragement and gives you an incentive to read,"
And officials hope the habit of reading year round will
spark a lifelong love of learning.
started Saturday and will continue until August 5th.
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