For ages birth through 16, the reading program will cast off on Tuesday, May 27, and sails along this summer through Friday, July 18.
Designed to help children keep their reading skills in “ship shape” over the summer months, participation in the program is free.
Younger readers, toddlers and preschoolers who have not yet learned to read can enjoy the scheduled story sessions and have books read to them at home.
Those who register will be able to track their reading progress and earn prizes while reading for pleasure at home. Goals are set for up to 20 hours and may be reached by reading an average of 20 minutes a day. Local businesses, sponsors of the program, have donated a wide variety of prizes.
Contests, workshops and special events are planned to enhance the experience of finding new authors and interesting stories that may have been missed in earlier reading.
Story Hour will take place on Monday mornings at 11 a.m. Other special shows will feature puppetmaster Lee Bryan on Thursday, May 29 at 2 p.m. and the folks from Curious Moon Puppet Theatre on Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m.
To register, visit the library any day from May 27 to July 18. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.
For more information or to renew books, call 770-748-5644. Visit the library’s website at www.floyd.public.lib.ga.us.