At the Library 4/28/22

At the Library 

By Jenisa Harris 

Excitement and fun await those who journey to the Washington Public Library and

participate in the summer reading program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path. During June, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win awesome prizes for reaching their reading goals!

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read

recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can

choose materials based on their own interests. We are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families. 

We have four fantastic, free family events for you to enjoy this year:

  • Juggler Jason Kollum, Tuesday, June 14th @ 10:00, at Central Park Stage. (rain location will be the library meeting rooms.) 
  • Artist Michael Alberts Pop Art workshop, Tuesday, June 21st 10:00-12:00. (Registration Required)
  • Fonziba Drums, Tuesday, June 28th @ 10:30, at Central Park Stage. (rain location will be the library meeting rooms.) 
  • ISU Insect Zoo, Tuesday, July 12 @ 4:00, 2nd level meeting rooms at the library. 

Registration begins May 2nd and will end May 31st! As always, Summer Reading is free and open to all! We can’t wait to learn, grow, and create with you this summer!