Read off your fines this summer at the library

It's also the first day people of all ages can sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Program, which is aligned to the national theme of "Build a Better World".

Volunteers are always appreciated at the library, especially during the summer.

Registration opens next Monday for the program, which runs from Monday, June 5, until Thursday, July 27.

For more information, contact the library at 740-596-5691.

Research shows that children who participate in summer reading programs consistently score higher in reading and math. "'We want to help keep them interested in reading and build that habit of reading every day".

This year's theme, Reading by Design, is inspired by the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our world a more interesting, livable, accessible, and lovely place, Gabor added. Nonperishable food items will be accepted at the library all summer. Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

The Laramie County Library will give you prizes for reading over the next three months. There will be a Children's Program for ages 14 and under, a Teen's Program for ages 15-18 and an Adult Program for those older than 18. The theme of this year's program is, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" Story Time will continue during the summer.An updated schedule will be available by May 26 at the library. Studies have shown that reading logs may cause a student to actually lose interest in reading - seeing it as a chore instead of an enjoyable experience.

Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:30 am: Denise Gard and her dogs Joey and Sienna will perform! He will visit the Main Branch at 10 a.m. June 20; Albany-Springfield Branch at 4 p.m. June 20; Denham Springs-Walker at 10 a.m. June 21; Watson at 2 p.m. June 21; and the South Branch at 2 p.m. June 22.

Vanessa Coleman