Summer Reading Program Encourages Kids to Read for Rewards


Summer vacation for most kids is known to be filled with fun and school free. However, studies show that kids lose a lot of academic progress over the summertime due to the lack of reading. The Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County has created a reading program that is fun and also rewarding.

To kick of this year’s summer reading program, children were invited to listen to reading a book titled, “The Princess and the Pony” before enjoying the company of miniature horses from “4-L-Minis Farms.” The miniature horse petting zoo has been a family favorite for several years because it allows for children to connect to them because of their small stature.

The library’s summer reading program helps encourage kids to keep reading during the summer by offering a story time series, prizes, free movie nights and more. Browning says that it’s not too late to register for the free reading program that filled with activities every week. Parents can register their child online or inside at the public library.

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