“We have lots of things going on this summer for children and young people,” said Joy Veenstra, a children’s aide at the library.
The youth summer reading program is already off to a good start with 850 students participating. The summer reading program encourages young people to read as many books as possible during the summer and then rewards their efforts.
“It’s important to encourage reading and maintain skills during the summer,” Veenstra said.
Current library activities include:
n Mondays, 2 to 3 p.m — Squish Squash Cookery. Children learn to make fun recipes with pre-made foods. No actual cooking is required. The activity is for children ages 7 to 12 and requires registration.
n Tuesdays, 2 to 3 p.m. — An Ocean of Fun Crafts. Students have fun creating a variety of ocean-theme crafts. The activity is for children 6 and up and registration is required. Preschool Storytime is scheduled 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5. No registration is required.
n Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Movie Day. Full-length, feature movies appropriate for the entire family. Registration is required.
n Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. — Baby Beluga Crafts. A craft project for little tykes age 5 and under. Registration is required. A Baby Bookworms reading time is scheduled from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children age 2 and younger. No registration is required.
n Fridays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. — Preschool Storytime. For children age 3 to 5. No registration is required.
Additional programs are currently being planned. The summer programs will be held until the third week in July.
For more information, call the library at 472-2163.