Library offers reading program |

Library offers reading program

by Amy Roby
Santa Claus and an elf were on the roof of a house decorated for Christmas in 11-year-old William's Douglas County Public Library Winter Lego Building Challenge entry last year.
Shannon Litz file photo | The Record-Courier

Registration for the summer reading program is underway at the Douglas County Library. This year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children ages 0-11; readers ages 12-17 can “Spark a Reaction” by keeping busy with books throughout the summer. Both programs continue through July 31.

The purpose of the summer reading program is to keep children reading and listening to books throughout the summer months. Families are encouraged to read for recreation and to set their own pace.

Registration forms can be accessed on the library’s website at Participants who complete the summer reading program are eligible to win special prizes.

Starting on Monday and continuing through July 28, the Library hosts Monday Building Clubs, which utilize Duplo blocks and Lego bricks provided by the library.

The “Block Builders Club” (ages 3-5) meets from 3-4 p.m. in the castle. Builders will hear a story and learn building tips and tricks as they create something with Duplo blocks.

Builders ages 6-12 can participate in two programs: The “Brick Builders Club” gathers from 3-4 p.m. in the library meeting room where they’ll hear a story and get to create something with Lego bricks. From 4-5 p.m., builders will have the opportunity to tap their creativity and exchange ideas with other Lego enthusiasts at “Brick Play.”

The library is also looking for volunteers to help shelve books and other materials on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Adults who are detail oriented, enjoy sorting and alphabetizing, and are able to bend, crawl, kneel, reach and stoop are encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Interested parties can contact Luise Davis at 782-9841.

For more information about the summer reading program, volunteer opportunities, or anything else the library has to offer, log on to their web site at, find them on Facebook, or call 782-9841. Be sure to check out the “Notify Me” option on the web page if you’d like to receive e-mail/text reminders about library programs and events.

Amy Roby can be reached at