In just a few short weeks, the Anderson Public Library will be rocking with jammed packed excitement as Summer Reading 2018 kicks off with a blast.
The free program, which is held yearly to help preschool and grade school students to continue their educational skills during the summer, will have a great musical theme this year. Titled “Reading Rocks!,” the performances and activities have a musical twist with education in mind.
Preschoolers will get to enjoy acts from Tom Sieling who will highlight local animals in song, juggling from Paul O Kelly of the Serious O’ Sillies Company, music by Demi Mays, and a music and movement class from Lawrenceburg’s own Kate Smith. Grade schoolers will get to see Kentucky folk songs by Jean Ritchie, hands on learning about effects with sound, and a musical petting zoo by the Bluegrass band, Lafferty Pike.
One of the biggest additions to this year’s summer reading program is free lunches for children provided in partnership by the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky State University Extension SNAP-Ed Program and the KSU Summer Food Service Program.
The meals will be for all registered attendees of the summer reading program who are under 18 years old and will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The meals will typically be a sandwich with chips, milk, fruit, yoghurt or juice, and dessert on Fridays.
The kickoff for summer reading will be held on Jun 23rd from 9am to noon with the exciting Touch a Trick event. This activity will let children explore trucks, emergency vehicles, tractors, and more.
Registration for summer reading is required and can be done by visiting the library. Be sure to check out all the fun activities by clicking here.