Parents seeking to help their children avoid the “Summer Slide,” can register them for the summer reading program at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. The summer reading program will run from June 5 through July 14 and will help children maintain and sometimes even improve on their reading and comprehension skills built during the school year. The program can also help prepare children and teens for the upcoming school year and a successful academic future.
This year’s theme is “Build a Better World” and will explore diversity, construction, conservation, and innovation through creative crafts, games, presentations, and culinary arts. The Children’s Department Summer Program kicks off on Friday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library meeting room with a special show by Magician Oscar Muñoz.
The children program activities will feature “Make It” Mondays, an arts, and crafts program that will allow children to use their imagination to build, paint, and create. “Toddler On Over” Tuesdays will focus on children 18 months through 5 years old. This lap-sit storytime is complete with songs, puppet shows, and age-appropriate crafts. “Globe Trotting” Wednesdays are dedicated for games and fun fitness activities from around the world. Visit the “World Café” on Thursdays, where children will learn how to make snacks and treat inspired by worldwide recipes. “World Menders” Fridays will feature presentations dealing with topics such as animal and environment conservation.
For tweens and teens, the summer program kick-off is on Saturday, June 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the library meeting room with a lock-in. The evening will feature video game stations and movies with refreshments and snacks. Summer activities will begin June 6 and will be held every Tuesday through Thursday until July 16.
Adults can also take part in the summer reading program. The library reference department will host an adult 5-week reading program from June 5 to July 3. Presentations will be held every Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the library Technical Room. The presentations will cover Fire Home Safety/Hurricane Preparedness, Floral Arrangement, Summer Gardening, Navigating Social Media, and Cake/Cupcake Decorating.
Registration for all Summer Reading Programs begins on May 8 and is free and open to the public. For more information call (956) 383-6246 or visit www.edinburglibrary.us.