Summer’s here and with it comes plenty of time for kids to pick up a good book.
Montgomery County Public Libraries launched its summer reading program this week, providing reading lists and summer activities for youth around the county. Families can sign up for the program and log the number of books they read by visiting the library system's Web site. Those who read five or more books this summer will be able to print out a certificate of their accomplishment.
Reading lists, specified for each age and grade level, are available on the library system's Web site. This year’s themes are “Read to Me” for kids through preschool, “Dream Big” for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and "Own the Night" for teenagers.
Programs for kids, families and teens are scheduled for libraries across the county.
June’s programs at Rockville libraries include:
- Spanish Conversation Club from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in Meeting Room No. 2 of Rockville Memorial Library.
- Reptiles Alive from 2 to 3 pm. on Thursday at the .
- Hooks & Needles every Thursday at the . Learn to crochet and knit. Bring your own supplies. Age 12 and up.
- Grandreaders Day from 11 to 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday at the . Online registration required.