With summer just around the corner, the Fairbury Public Library is ready to kick off its summer reading program for patrons of all ages.
People have been invited to register at the library for the program since May 1. Debbie Aden, Director of the Fairbury Public Library, explained that the program encourages not only reading, but taking action to build a better world through a number of different actions.
“Every year, there’s a different theme, and this year’s theme is ‘Build A Better World’,” said Aden. “Children have an opportunity to build a number of play things with boxes and other materials. She’s actually making a big Jenga game out of pop boxes for the kids to play with.
“The adult summer reading program is really easy to complete,” Aden continued. “All you have to do is complete 10 activities from a list. People can do any combination of things on the list from just reading any books they want to being active in their community with community service. I’m hoping a lot of people will do that to help build a better world by helping their community.”
A full list of activities is available at the library for anyone who is interested in the program.
The children’s summer reading program officially ends on July 21, and for adults at the end of June. Aden explained that people will receive prizes for signing up for the program and for completing the program.
On July 21, there will be four planetarium sessions at an indoor planetarium which will be at the children’s side of the library. However, space is limited, so Aden encourages people to sign up for spots ahead of time while the spaces are still available.