Summer reading is fundamental for school-aged children and the staff at Elizabeth Jones Library realizes its importance and is preparing for what they expect to be a busy summer program.
Today, Wednesday, May 26, in an effort to promote their 2021 summer reading program, the Elizabeth Jones Library is hosting a Freedom Ranch at Grenada Lake’s Pavilion 563 — near the tennis courts — beginning at
“This is the kickoff event for our summer reading program,” Library Director Crystal Osborne said. “We’re extremely excited about our programs being in-person and we hope to have a huge crowd. We’re so glad to be back.”
At the Freedom Ranch, Osborne said children will be allowed to see unique animals, while interacting with them.
The young readers will begin their online reading beginning Wednesday and events such as the Freedom Ranch will take place monthly. The next monthly event will be held on June 23, at Grenada Lake’s Pavilion 563 once again.
“We will have Terry Vandeventer’s Living Reptile Museum in June,” Osborne said. “In July, we will have a bubbles event right here at the library. Summer’s finally here and we’re ready.”
The theme this year is “Tails and Tales,” an animal-themed program, which will go into the reptile segment next month.
“Summer reading is essential for everyone, especially our young people,” Osborne concluded. “It builds reading and vocabulary skills that play a major role for the students, and keeps them fresh when they return to the classroom. We look forward to seeing new readers this year.”
For more information on this year’s summer reading program, contact the Elizabeth Jones Library at (662) 226-2072.