The public libraries of Letcher County will host seven weeks of Summer Reading Program at all the libraries with a kick off show by the Madcap Puppets at 6:30 p.m. on June 17, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg, with the ‘Twain’s Twisted Tales.’ The show is free, and refreshments will be served.
‘Fizz, Boom, Read’ is this year’s theme. This sciencebased program will encourage and raise awareness to science to all participants. Books, stories, crafts and hands-on experiments and activities will be the focus of the program. Children will explore the senses, kitchen science, water science and space science with a visit from the Challenger Center in Hazard, and end it all with animal science with animal tales from the Louisville Zoo.
Students will be urged to enjoy reading and will be rewarded with prizes of books, crafts and toys when they turn in their log-ins of books read. They will also feast on ice cream from Dairy Queen and healthy snacks from the Letcher County School System.
The Summer Reading Program’s goal is to prepare and encourage children to develop good reading habits to prepare them for next year’s school year. Students, teens and adults may register to the Summer Reading Program by calling the following libraries: Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library, 633-7547; Blackey Public Library, 633-4013; Fleming Neon Public Library, 855-7913; Jenkins Public Library, 832-4101, and the Bookmobile, 634-7548, or by logging on to the library’s website at: www.lcld.org.