NORTH LOGAN – School is out for summer but that doesn’t mean the kids have to stop reading books, say those involved with the North Logan City Library.
On Wednesday, the staff at North Logan City Library threw their Summer Reading Kick-off Party to get families excited about reading.
“What we’re trying to do is get people to take a book to the beach or wherever they’re going,” said North Logan City Library Director Adam Winger.
Community members brought their families out to the party to enjoy free food, music, and entertainment from Checketts Amusements.
North Logan Library Board Chair Jean Hanks said that this year’s opening event was higher attended than in years past.
“I just think it’s wonderful that so many people came out and want their kids to be involved in reading,” Hanks added.
Liz Sparrow was one of the many parents who brought her children to the party. She said her six year old daughter, Zillia is excited to get prizes for reading.
“She’ll read any book you put in front of her for hours and hours,” Sparrow said of her daughter.
Zillia could hardly contain her excitement and said her favorite books include <em>Zelda</em> and <em>Frog and Toad. </em>
“I like reading because it’s so interesting,” Zillia said.
The summer program is offering events for children, teenagers, and adults alike on a weekly basis. Winger said a magic show and a water fight are among the activities planned for the summer.
Prizes will also serve as incentives to read during the summer. When an individual brings in their weekly reading log with the completed hours of reading, they will receive a small prize. Their name will then be entered into drawings for larger prizes. All entries for the weekly drawings will be entered for the grand prize which will be given away at the Closing Social on August 14.
To be involved with the Summer Reading Program, you must fill out a registration form which can be picked up at the library. While you must either be a resident of North Logan or pay a fee to use the North Logan Library, you do not have to be a resident of North Logan to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Those who register must complete four hours of reading per week to hand in their reading log. Those four hours may consist of personal reading, audio books, and reading aloud with others.
It’s Winger’s first year with the North Logan City Library and he has added many new things to this year’s Summer Reading Program, including the activities for adults.
“The biggest thing is really promoting literacy in Cache Valley,” Winger said on the purpose of the program.
For a full schedule of the weekly events, visit <a href=”http://www.northloganlibrary.org/” target=”_blank”>www.northloganlibrary.org</a>. The first activity will occur on Friday, June 7 where adults can learn about dutch oven cooking.