Walter Cecil Rawls Library kicks off summer reading program
Published 9:33 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The annual summer reading program at Walter Cecil Rawls Library in Courtland will kick off on Wednesday, June 29, with the J.B. Rattles Reptile Show.
Events for children and teenaged readers will continue every Wednesday until Aug. 3. Scheduled events include craft week, storytellers and reading with trained therapy dogs.
The theme this summer is “Read for the Win” and the events for teenaged readers will be patterned after superhero motifs.
These include a Super Hero Selfie Showdown, a Super Hero Scavenger Hunt and a Super Hero Who’s Who.
“When the children sign up for the program they get a little card, and every time they check out books they get their card punched,” said Rebecca Wyche, coordinator of children’s programs at the Rawls Library.
“Every time they get their card punched they get an incentive.
“It’s important that children participate in summer reading events like this,” she added.
“We want children, especially younger ones, to continue to read over summer break so they have their literacy skills when school starts again in the fall.”