Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer at Rock Springs Public Library presents “Every Hero Has a Story” during their summer library program. Activities will include group games, art projects, science and engineering experiments and more! All programs are free of charge. The programs will be held every Tuesday from 3-4pm at the library and youth from the area are welcome to participate.
These programs are powerful tools parents can use to help ensure their children read during the summer months, which studies have shown enhances students’ academic success and overall literacy. Rock Springs Public Library's sponsorship of the Summer Library Program (SLP) is a great way for adults to ensure that children continue to read, and this year’s themes are sure to present many opportunities to attract young readers.
Scheduled to begin June 16 this year's program will be open to children ages 5 to 15. The programs will range from seeing what kind of super hero powers you might possess to a hike down to Ableman's Gorge to learn about local geology to a day completely devoted to explosions!
In addition to helping improve children's reading skills, Rock Springs Public Library will sponsor an entertainer as part of the Summer Library Program. Already scheduled for this summer is entertainer, magician and balloon sculptor Tim Glander on August 6th at 6pm.
"We're excited about the 2015 Summer Library Program and we look forward to helping young readers explore reading through the theme ‘Every Hero Has a Story’" said Haley Weisert, librarian. "It’s always rewarding to help children improve their reading skills, and teaching them new ways to use the public library is an added bonus. This summer’s theme will be enjoyable for everyone."
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Summer Reading Calendar & Checklist
Library fines keeping you out of the library? Here's a chance to pay them off! We will be holding a "Food for Fines" campaign from July 27 to August 6. Bring in a non-perishable donation to the library and receive $.50 off your fines for every item you bring. All items will be donated to the Reedsburg Food Pantry who has a hard time getting donations this time of year.
Local teen and college attendee Ryann Hartzell has been a lifelong user of the library. When she heard about the financial trouble the Rock Springs Public Library was having, she took change into her own hands. Ryann has always had a soft spot in her heart for the library and has been active in the community. She decided she wanted to be an advocate for the library and starting planning an online funding campaign.
On May 18th Ryann launched a GoFundMe campaign in support of the Rock Springs Public Library. She created the site and will manage it throughout the funding time frame. Ryann will be a sophomore at Anderson University next fall but will be in the area throughout the summer.
“We are so lucky to have a young woman who is invested in her community. Ryann really sees the importance of the library in her community and wants to see it stay open. We are hoping to see support from the local communities as the campaign continues throughout the summer” said Haley Weisert, Library Director.
To learn more about the fundraiser or to make a donation, visit the following link: GoFundMe Rock Springs Library
For more information about the library or how to make a contribution, contact Haley Weisert at 608-522-5050 or email@example.com
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