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Henderson Libraries launches Summer Reading Program

Posted at 4:26 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 19:42:34-04

The Henderson Libraries Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 10 and gives your child an incentive to keep reading, even when they're out of school.

Children ages 0-3 will receive a book if their parents read to them for ten hours over the course of the summer. For kids and teens ages 4-17, they'll get a free book after they read for 20 hours.

“After months of required reading throughout the school year, kids and teens can be tempted to avoid books altogether when it’s not required," said Gayle Hornaday, interim director for Henderson Libraries.  "We hope to show them that reading can be a lot of fun.”

The program kicks off on June 10 with crafts and festivities for children. Events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Paseo Verde and Gibson Libraries, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Valley Library.

Other programs include three youth camps at Paseo Verde Library centered around Legos (June 26-27), science (July 10-11), and theater (July 24-25). The camps are open to ages 8 to 12 years old. A Harry Potter-themed lock-in will also be held at the same location from 6-8 p.m. on July 28 for ages 10-17. All events are free and registration is required.

Families can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at hendersonlibraries.com or in person at any Henderson library.