The Summer Library Program at the Columbus Public Library kicks off with a party on the library lawn this Friday, May 31st from 4-6pm. Kids and families will laugh along with the shenanigans of the juggling comedy duo Miller and Mike while enjoying free Culver’s custard and face painting. Local community groups will have information available about summer camps and programs and people of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the summer reading program.
The library’s reading program works to bridge the gap between school years to keep kids and teens moving forward on their literacy journey. The reading program serves more than school aged kids; it’s for everyone, babies on up. Parents can sign up babies and learn interactive activities to encourage early literacy skills. Kids and teens each have their own category, with suggestions for ways to branch out and try new things. Adults can even sign up to track any kind of reading with a chance to enter the grand prize giveaway. All finishers get a free book as well the chance to win one of the prize baskets or the grand prize. The grand prize raffle will have two winners, who will each walk home with an Astronomers Without Borders Reflector Telescope donated to the summer reading program by the Columbus Kiwanis Club and Drexel Building Supply. People of all ages can sign up for summer reading throughout the summer at the library.
The Summer Library Program isn’t just reading though; the events going on throughout the summer are abundant. Every Tuesday, elementary kids can stop over at 2:00pm for things like making . . .