Public library to host seven-week summer reading program

‘Grab and Go’ activity bags being handed out; first 100 registrants receive gift card

During the program, more than 1,500 ‘Grab and Go’ Activity Bags will be handed out, in addition to access to more than 25 online classes.

COURTESY OF NEILL PUBLIC LIBRARY

During the program, more than 1,500 ‘Grab and Go’ Activity Bags will be handed out, in addition to access to more than 25 online classes.

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter

Children up to the age of 17 can enjoy Neill Public Library’s reading program from June 14 to July 30. 

Participants have the opportunity to participate in creative activities and the chance to win prizes while keeping up with reading and learning during the summer, according to a NPL news release.

This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” Each week will feature a different animal, according to the release. 

Each week, there will be bags designated for elementary, middle and high school readers to grab at the library with activities that correspond with the animal of the week, said Rachael Ritter, NPL youth services technician. 

During the program, more than 1,500 “Grab and Go” Activity Bags will be handed out, in addition to access to more than 25 online classes that include cooking, yoga and storytimes from special guest readers, according to the release. 

Registration is free and the first 100 chilren to sign up receive a gift card to a local business, Ritter said. 

Online registration opens June 11 on the program’s website, according to the release. 

Individuals interested in learning more about the summer reading program and other events being held this summer can visit Neill Public Library’s website.