“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
A Summer Reading Program is held each year and runs 5-6 weeks from the end of June to early August. Weekly events include visits from local people, stories, crafts, experiments, cooking, music or physical activities. Each year there is a theme, and activities are chosen around that theme. Children are encouraged to determine their own reading goal for the summer, and are rewarded with prizes as they reach milestones along the way. They are given such things as bookmarks, pencils and ice cream certificates just for signing up. Each year there is a new theme.
Preregistration is not required to attend any or all of the summer programs. Signing up to read is independent of coming to the programs. But participation is free and welcomed!
A Toddler Group meets weekly during the school calendar year from 9:30 am-11:00am on Tuesdays at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. Stories, crafts, snacks and playtime comprise a fun time when children (ages 6 months to 5 years), parents and grandparents can gather. For more information or to help with this group, call Renee at 293-2478.
STORY TIME at the Tree Lighting at the Mt. Vernon Community Center, followed by a craft. Story begins at 6:30. Tree Lighting at 7:00 pm and then Santa arrives!