SUMMIT COUNTY – Local libraries are sponsoring reading programs this summer for the pun of it.
All three branches of the Summit County Library, located in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne, offer programs called “Chews to Read.” In Frisco, the emphasis is on the nose and mouth, while the South Branch in Breckenridge and North Branch in Silverthorne tagged on an Animal Planet theme as well.
The programs all started last week.
“We’ve won state awards for our summer reading programs,” said Vanessa Woodford, North Branch Library manager. “We’re excited about what we have to offer this summer.”
Kids 3 to 10 years old are invited to the children’s reading programs, which have themes like, “What’s My Lion?” and “I Love Goosy.”
All summer, kids will receive raffle tickets for reading and, at the end, a $125 prize will be awarded.
Also, two special guests will be featured. Andrew Passow, known as “The Bubble Guy,” will entertain the kids with his scientific display of bubbles July 15-16. Also, Aug. 5-6, the libraries will host an grand finale reading party featuring Richard Shine, a musician.
A young adult reading program is available as well. Kids entering middle school through seniors in high school can sign up at any branch for a reading log. Once a reader has finished eight hours with a book, he or she can sign up to win a horseback riding trip, which will be given away Aug. 1 at the end-of-summer bash at Lakeside Bowl in Dillon.
The young adult program is the same at all three libraries.
Other prizes will be given away all summer long, Woodford said. And, as part of a state-sponsored literacy program, all children can pick up a free Colorado Kids Booklet at the South Branch.
Saturday, Summit County libraries are offering a free wood-carving class taught by Dean Zimmerman and Barry Bingham.
Call the libraries for more information: Frisco, (970) 668-5555; Breckenridge, (970) 453-6098; and Silverthorne, (970) 468-5887.
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