Summer reading fun underway at library

Editor Stephanie Ferriell

Jent and Aug Tankersley enjoy a book in the children's department.

The Salem Public Library's Summer Reading Program is now underway and is open to all county children. You do not have to have a library card to participate in the SRP or the library's special summer programs. This year's theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and participants can earn prizes for completing the program.

There is something for every age. The Read to Me program is for children from birth through those entering grade one. Participants must have 45 books read to them to complete the SRP.
Children in the school age program – entering grades two through five – are asked to read for a total of 700 minutes. Young adults – entering sixth through 12th grades – should read eight age-appropriate books.
Parents can join in the fun, too! There’s a Summer Reading Program for adults, who are asked to complete six books.

There are many fun, free programs as well.

TODAY at 2 p.m., Amazon John from Silly Safaris will entertain at the Bradie Shrum gym.

Tuesday at 2 p.m. is family movie time.

Wednesday, kids grades 2-8, can take part in a Space Science Expo at 2 p.m. Call 812.883.5600 to register.

Friday at 10:30 a.m. kids K-5 can make a rocket ship photo frame.

Next week's activities include a solar sun catcher craft Friday for K-5, family movie night Friday at 6:30, Toddler Story Time, Preschool Story Time and Music with Mr. Davis.

Call the library at 812.883.5600 for more information.




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