Summer Reading Camp In Tyler

A camp that's all about reading is going on this week. It's the 11th annual Junior League of Tyler's Summer Reading Camp. This year, more than 30 volunteers put on the camp at Andy Woods Elementary.  More than 80 third graders, from 10 elementary schools in Tyler are attending camp.

Today, a Smith County Sheriff's Deputy visited with the kids, to go along with the book of the day, which is about law enforcement. Organizers say it's important to teach kids to appreciate reading.

"It helps them learn a love for reading, it just instills reading and they understand that books can transport them to another place and time and you can just loose yourself in a book," says Laura McMullen, Co-chair of Summer Reading Camp.

Laura says by the end of the week the kids will receive 30 books to keep.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.