Summer Reading is an eight-week program designed to motivate kids to read, keep
their minds sharp over the summer and encourage a love of reading for all ages.
Registration starts on June 9, and the program runs until August 9.
Library staff work together to offer programs for everyone from toddlers to
adults: story time, magic, marionettes, puppets, music, arts, cooking, cartooning,
science and much more.
One of the featured programs for school-age kids is the Trailblazer science truck
will come to the Central Library on July 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trailblazer is the only
interactive science and engineering museum-on-wheels in Texas. There are eight
exhibits on the truck, including: Magical Magnets, Energy for Tomorrow, Space Matters, the Power of the Weather, the Need for Speed, the Miracle of Medicine, Eyes and Ears, and Gyroscope. Please check the library's online calendar
for the details of Summer Reading Programs.
The Library's Youth Department won a grant to organize five teams
to join the Junior First Lego League. Led by a minimum of two adult coaches, each
team will consist of two to six children between the ages of six and nine. This program
features a real-world challenge, to be explored through research, critical thinking and
imagination. Team members work with LEGO elements and motorized parts to build
ideas and concepts and present for review.
Another new addition this summer is called Playaway, a innovative additon to the library's CD audio
book collection. Playaways
are preloaded audio books. They only require a pair of ear buds and an AAA battery to
play. The device is relatively small, about 2x3x1/2 in. and can be easily fit in a pocket. Some of the titles even include the print version of book in the package, which
will deliver a fun and educational read-along experience for readers.