Reading won’t be a bummer for kids this summer as Tom Green County Libraries teamed up with the San Antonio based AM Project.
“We’re going to have a three day opener all summer long” says Librarian, Chelsea Preas. “We are going to have a summer reading log for the kids to fill out with books they read all summer long. We are going to give them a prize, if they read at least ten, we are hoping it will be way more than that.”
Each day the libraries are going to host different events with food refreshments like Kona Ice.
“Wanda Green, our assistant head librarian, at the Central Library got in touch with the AM Project to let them know we would love to offer something like that to kids this summer,” says Preas.
The events are open and encouraged to kids of all ages.
“We want to encourage kids, not only to read, but to explore what more the library has to offer,” says Preas. “The Central Library has a makers space now, all branches are into making and building things and expanding their knowledge base. Music is a big part of that.”
Thursday is the first day of the three day event of the am project at the Tom Green County Libraries at the North Branch. And kids are here learning how to play the ukelele and even learning how to be DJs.”
The summer reading program is called “Library Rock.”
Emphasizing it’s theme, the libraries are using cultural influence to teach young kids the art of team building through the celebration of literature and music.
“We’re really excited this summer to produce a summer reading program that introduces literature and music,” Preas says.
The next two events will be held at the central and west branches of the libraries.
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