Expanded Summer Reading Program at Richmond County Library Begins June 29, 2019
The long summer break from school can hurt the growth in children’s reading skills made during the school year. A fun way to help prevent that “summer slide” is participating in the Richmond County Public Library’s free Summer Reading Programs. This year’s Summer Reading Programs are not only for young children, but will also include activities for teens, tweens, and adults too.
The Kickoff Party for Summer Reading sign-ups will be on Saturday, June 29 with a Mad Science “Fire & Ice” show from 11:00am to Noon, followed by crafts, free books, and pizza while signing up from Noon to 1:00pm. This event will be held in the Rappahannock Community College Warsaw campus Lecture Hall and Student Lounge. As in previous summer reading programs, participating children can earn prizes as they read and attend fun-filled programs each week from late June until the end of July.
In addition, this year the library offers library activity bingo cards for older age groups that include options such as posing for a selfie with a library staff member, checking out a DVD, and other library activities. Upon completion of a bingo card, readers can turn them in for a treat at the library. The completed bingo cards will then entered into drawings that will be held for prize baskets that will include tickets to Richmond Squirrels baseball games, tickets to Luray Caverns, milkshakes at Northern Neck Burger, and other prizes.
Each Tuesday from July 2 until July 30, the library will offer a fun-filled program, held at the Richmond County Elementary/Middle School School Gym. Here is the schedule…
Tuesday, July 2 (10 am) – Jonathan Austin ( Magician & Juggler)
Tuesday, July 9 (11 am) – Virginia Living Museum ( Live animals)
Tuesday, July 16 (11 am) – Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads ( Like Cats & Dogs)
Tuesday, July 23 (11 am) – Under the Sea ( What’s in the Ocean)
Tuesday, July 30 (10 am) – Sean’s Driscoll’s The Story Ship Theater( Aliens Alive)
Questions? Please call Ruth Lynn at 804-333-6713.