Summer Reading kicks off at the Walnut Cove Public Library

When students take a break from the classroom for summer, make sure reading is on the list of fun things to do. The 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Walnut Cove Public Library’s theme this year is “LIBRARIES ROCK!” and encourages children and families to use their local public libraries for fun activities and programs and to check out good books.

A key goal of the Summer Reading Program is to maintain reading skills during the summer and research has shown that time spent reading is effective in stopping the “summer slide,” or the loss of reading skills for children during the summer months.

The summer goals are to motivate families and children to read for pleasure, help school-aged children maintain reading skills, establish the library as a vital part of the community and encourage partnerships with schools, and have fun by offering educational programs to keep children active throughout the summer.

The programs are free and open to children of all ages and abilities. Programs are held on Monday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 25 through August 20.

June 25- Kick off Party: Early Man: the movie and Hotdogs

July 2- Stories that Rock with Bruce and Emily Burgess

July 9- Stokes County 4-H Clubs

July 16- Mad Science

July 23- NC Zoo: Animal Sound Bites

July 30- Kaleideum North: Science Extravaganza

August 6- Make Your Own Musical Instrument

August 13- String Soup Concert: Bring Your Instrument to Play Along

August 20- Hanging Rock: Making of a Mountain

The library is part of the N.C. Cardinal system, and has access to more than five million books. It offers interactive programs for children and adults. There are two rooms available for meetings and a study room. Call ahead and reservations can be made for meetings.

The Walnut Cove Library has an interactive children’s computer and is equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are magazines and newspapers and interlibrary loans, an online card catalog accessible from home, NCLIVE, E-books, Ancestry.com, and the very popular ABC Mouse.

The latest addition to patrons is NC KIDS, provided by the State Library of North Carolina, a resource full of children’s e-books and audio books.

Contact the Walnut Cove Public Library at 336-591-7496, check out www.nwrl.org, or like the Walnut Cove Library on Facebook.