Summer programs at the library

Kids during craft time at the Rock Springs Public Library story hour.

The Rock Springs Public Library has an exciting lineup of programs for youth and adults.

The library will host a Summer Library Program at its interim location from 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. John’s Church, 299 W. Broadway St., Rock Springs. The program will run from Tuesday to Aug. 13, and is free and open to youth age 5 and older. The programs will include a variety of activities such as baking, games, building, mural painting and more.

Story Time at the library, for kids approximately 2-5, will take place throughout the summer at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.

As a part of the Summer Program, youth and adults will be encouraged to keep track of their reading. According to the American Library Association, the benefits to readers in a summer reading program include, encouragement that reading become a lifelong habit, reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities, reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up, and the program can generate interest in the library and books. Reading logs will be available to pick up at the library starting June 17. Adults can turn in their completed reading logs until Sept. 2 for a chance to win gift certificates to area businesses. Youth can turn in their completed logs and pick out fun prizes as they go.

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The Rock Springs Library recently started a book club for adults that meets monthly. Next month’s meeting will take place at 2 p.m. July 18 to discuss “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver. Books are available now at the library to check out. No registration is necessary; light refreshments will be served.

Programming at the Rock Springs Library is funded in part by a grant from the Reedsburg Area United Fund. The Summer Library Program is also supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, visit rockspringslibrary.com.

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