School is out, meaning it's time to keep children active in learning, beginning with the parent....
The Muskingum County Library's Summer Reading Program kicked off today. Kids came in to report the first group of books they've read and to get a free back pack. Public Relations Manager, Blair Tom, said, more than 13,000 children have already signed up for the program. That's about half of how many they hope to reach.
"It will be a stretch for us, and we consciously built the stretch into the goal," said Tom. "Because we didn't want to make it, just, easy to achieve, we wanted to make it meaningful."
Tom also wants to encourage parents to become involved with their Adult Reading Program. Adults can borrow a bag of books, return them, and then keep the bag.
"We know that adults are especially busy during the summer," said Tom. "And we just want to make it low maintenance, easy fun, and connect the with authors or genres they may not have previously been aware of."
July 23rd is the last day to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Stop by any of the six Muskingum County Libraries. Registration is free.