Library summer reading program kicks off
Fri, 2015-06-19 05:00 News Staff
Superheroes, books, swords and shields were in the forefront of Wednesday morning’s kickoff party for the Copperas Cove Public Library’s summer reading program. The Friends of the Library kept busy in the front lobby of the library, where parents signed their children up for the program, which runs through July 29. Children complete reading and activity logs, earning prizes for each of three levels they reach. At Wednesday’s program, Copperas Cove Library Director Kevin Marsh was clad in his medieval gear including chain mail, and told the kids about the different free activities and shows the library will offer this summer for children ages one through teenagers. “We’re going to talk a lot about heroes and superheroes this summer,” Marsh said. He and the kids discussed different superheroes, and talked about what it meant to be a hero. Among the activities returning this year is shooting off bottle rockers the children construct, and both Marsh, and Martha Dye, who coordinates the summer reading program, gave the children tips for making the rockets. Judy Vineyard and her granddaughters, Kaleigh Green (8) and Kori Green (14 months), came to the approximately one-hour program on Wednesday morning. “(Kaleigh) has been talking about this for at least a month,” Vineyard said. “We do this every year and she really looks forward to it.” Kaleigh said her favorite kinds of books are science fiction stories, and stories about celebrities. Vineyard picked up the girls’ reading logs yesterday morning and they will soon start working on getting their logs completed. Kaleigh and Kori both had the chance to decorate their own cardboard shields yesterday, and both picked up a balloon sword, as did all the other children attending the event. Dye also provided a simple cardboard loom craft the children could all take home and complete. The library kicked off its first event yesterday afternoon, a reptile show. Other shows are on the schedule for the reading program as well, Marsh told them. “This room only has space for 150,” he said, “so get here early to get a seat.” Information about the show dates and times can be found on the library’s calendar, or by calling the library at (254) 547-3826.