Summer Reading Club activities at the Red Oak Public Library

The Red Oak Public Library will sponsor activities of all ages this summer, June 6 thru August 15. Along with attending the programs, participates are encouraged to read all summer long. All ages will receive a reading log to keep track of time or books read. As the reading logs are turned in prizes and coupons for restaurant treats will be awarded.

Participates may register now at the library. The programs will be every Tuesday thru Aug. 15 at 2:00 p.m. – Crafts/Makerspace time geared toward K – 6th grade, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., Storytime – ages 18 months to 5 years of age, and Thursdays thu July 13 at 7:00 p.m., Family fun nights, all ages are invited. For the summer beginning June 8, the library will extend its hours to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. 

Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:

• Children are motivated to read.

• Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.

• Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.

• Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.

• Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.

All programs are free and open to the public. All programs will be held at the Municipal center/Red Oak Public Library, 200 Lakeview Parkway. For more information call 469-212-1230.