The Yadkin County Public Library’s summer reading program got off to a rocking start last week. Each summer local libraries host various programs aimed at getting children excited about reading and offering a fun way for them to continue learning even during the summer when school is out.
This year’s theme is Libraries Rock, said Yadkin County Branch Librarian Christy Ellington.
“We think it’s important to encourage children at the beginning to love to read so that’s where we put a lot of our focus on summer reading,” Ellington said.
The June 13 program featured local storyteller Vicky Town.
Ellington said this year they made a particular effort to offer programs that featured local people and groups.
Other programs slated for the summer including pet safety with Deputy Diaz of the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, which was ths week, and a presentation on fitness from the Yadkin YMCA on July 25. Upcycled Cinderella from Bright Star Children’s Theatre will be presented at 10 a.m. on June 27, a Mad Science Show is scheduled for July 11, and “Edzootainment” on July 18 at the Yadkin County Public Library in Yadkinville.
On Mondays at 3 p.m., the Yadkin County Library will show movies as well. Films, all based on books, will include “Peter Rabbit” on June 25, “A Wrinkle in Time” on July 9, “Sherlock Gnomes” on July 16 and “Early Man” on July 23.
Children also may keep track of what they read this summer and be eligible to win prizes. A traditional summer reading log is available as well as a unique summer reading bingo.
A teen and young adult writers group as well as an adult make and take craft class are also part of the summer programming at the Yadkin County Public Library.
For more information on programs at the Yadkin County Library as well as other local branches, visit www.nwrl.org.
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