At libraries across the country, today marks the beginning of Summer Reading Program. The two largest systems in the area, Harris County and Houston Public, have their activities listed online. Houston Public has online registration. Harris County has a teen book club. Both will offer great programs and incentives for reading.
Library programs aim to entice readers
Branches offer variety for families during summer
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
Local branches, advertising this year’s theme, “Reading, The Sport of Champions,” have planned activities that include magic and puppet shows, live reptiles, sports demonstrations and crafts to pique children’s interest in reading.
Reading logs are available to keep track of a child’s progress. After either five hours, 500 pages, or 10 books, a child can receive a free book.
All branches will continue to have regularly scheduled story times for toddlers and preschool children.
More than 80,000 children participated in last year’s summer reading program throughout the county.