The Grant County Public Library is busy preparing for its annual reading program geared for children birth to six years old. The theme for the 2016 program is “Catch Me If You Can! Sweet Reading With The Gingerbread Man.”
The library is currently taking registrations. The program begins Monday, January 11, and concludes Saturday, February 20. The program will conclude with a short party for the children and their parents on Tuesday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required for both the program and the finale party.
“Parents are encouraged to read to their children starting at birth,” said library director Jody Carlson. “The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary will become. The larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely they will be a proficient reader which will help them in many ways throughout their life.”
Children will receive a reading log when they sign up. Completed logs can be returned to the library and redeemed for prizes and incentives throughout the six-week program. Participating children will also be recognized on a display at the library.
For more information, contact the library at 432-6543.