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Fun Fest wraps up summer reading

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

A large group of kids turned out for Fun Fest last week at the Montross Branch Library.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library celebrated the end of a summer of reading excellence with Fun Fest held at several of the locations including the Montross branch. Barbara Maines, Montross Branch Manager said, “Fun Fest is kind of a wrap up of the summer reading club party.”

Montross Branch celebrated on Thursday, August 10, with a room full of kids enjoying hot dogs, ice cream, bowling, bingo and prizes. Angelo’s Restaurant in Montross supplied the hot dogs and ice cream.

The summer reading program is designed to keep kids minds engaged with reading while school is out.

“The summer reading program is ongoing,” Maines said. “We encourage people to sign up for next year right away. It’s begins in June and ends when school starts again. The goal is to keep kids reading during the summer. At the end of the year large prizes are given out to the student with the highest reading.”

Reading isn’t the only year round event. The library has something for everyone.

Toddler Time engages children ages 2 to 3 with stories, songs and activities presented by trained staff to lay the foundation your child needs to get ready to read. Caregivers can drop in with their toddlers on the 4th Friday of each month from 11 to 11:20 a.m.

Training on Demand is offered to anyone from sixth grade to adults to help learn computer skills. Training in computer, downloading eBooks, eAudio or eMagazines and learning research skills are offered as a one on one class by request and is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Read more of this story in the August 16 issue of the Westmoreland News.