A slate of new programs will be waiting for youngsters attending the Henryetta public library summer reading program.
This year the weekly program at the civic center starts June 5 and will continue through July 10. Held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the weekly programs evolve around the theme, “Build a Better World." It is open to children from first through fifth grade. The youngsters do not have to be a resident of Henryetta to participate.
Students do not have to attend the weekly programs and presentations. Registration for the summer program will start May 30. Participants can read all summer through Aug. 1 to earn prizes.
Prizes for the first through fifth grade students range from door hangers and pocket folders to magnetic photo frame and even a mini die-cast metal construction vehicle. They will receive stickers for every 15 minutes they read.
For the older students from sixth through eighth grade, the prizes include ear buds and phone stand, pen and crayons, tool and light change.
The first through fifth grade students who have more than 50 stickers will have their names entered into a drawing for a one-year subscription to National Geographic Kids.
The older students will receive points for the number of hours they read. Anyone reading more than 24 hours will be eligible for a drawing for a year’s subscription to National Geographic.
Program schedule includes:
June 5: "Oh, Give Me A Home" by Kathy Crosby. The kids will decorate a house built out of craft sticks.
June 12: Rush Williams will be presenting a program Bullying 101 (Kids Against Bullying).
June 19: Building and Bricklaying - a program with stories shared by Bill Crosby.
June 26: Tammy Smith and Girl Scout Troop #466, how Scouting builds lives.
July 3: Kathy Crosby presents "The Clothes We Wear" relay races.
July 10: Angela Myers with Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge on Conservation and Animals.