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Folsom Public Library launches summer reading program

By: Linneah Flahive
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Folsom Public Library launched its Reading Takes you Everywhere Summer Reading Program on June 1, and during the months of June and July the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens and adults that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants of any age can also earn prizes for reading during the summer.

“We’ve planned a wonderful program for kids to make the library a great place to read, learn and discover what’s available for their enjoyment,” said Youth Services Librarian Debbie Centi. “We invite everyone to join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. The fun includes stories, games and activities for all ages, an inflatable obstacle course and a concert by local musician, Music Mike.”

Certain themed events will provide an amazing opportunity for readers to explore, discover and experience people, places and things that one may not normally encounter. These include an animals around the world program, an under the sea puppet show and a musical journey with drums from different regions of Africa.

There’s also a beneficial side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer actually prevents summer reading loss.

“Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests,” said City Librarian Lori Easterwood. “Our library is committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families.”

Registration begins June 1 for the program and continues through July 31. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, call 916-461-6132 or check out the library’s website at library.folsom.ca.us.