Librarian Sherri Lemhouse invites children ages preschool to 14 to participate in the Brownsville Community Library's Summer Reading Program, starting June 18.
Early Reader Summer Reading Program (must be entering second grade or older) will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.
Youth Services Manager Claire Lopiccolo said the program - which has a "Happy Birthday, Rochester" theme in celebration of the city's bicentennial - challenges participants to read quality literature and learn about community history through a series of programs running through August 5.
The Jackson Hinds Library System is helping students with their summer reading. Programs for the summer will range from "Nature's Architects" presented by Forest Park Nature Center to a series of hands-on "In the Style of" art workshops.
Listening to audiobooks, reading to others, being read to, and reading books on a school reading list all count for reading minutes. Kids, teens, and adults can pick up reading logs during the event to track their summer reading minutes. Additional tickets for the drawings can be earned by attending programs.
"This year's theme, 'Build a Better World, ' has also inspired our staff to design exciting craft activities such as building robots from recycled items or contests to build the best Lego creation", said Library Director Patty Furr.
It can't be stressed enough - children who read, succeed.