Helena Summer Reading Program registration begins June 1

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–With summer right around the corner, The Jane B. Holmes Public Library will soon come alive every Wednesday as it marks the return of the Summer Reading Program.

With the school year coming to a close, children will be eager to spend time outside, at the pool and vacationing with family but to stay brushed up on their reading skills the Summer Reading Program can be a big help.

The Helena Summer Reading Program is free and kicks off on Wednesday, June 6, at Helena City Hall with programs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with Miss Kit’s Bubble Show.

The theme for this year’s program is “Libraries Rock!” and registration is free and begins Friday, June 1.

The summer reading program will last several weeks and participants will be eligible for prizes the more books they read.

Some highlights of the summer reading program will include a program inspired by science from the McWane Center, “Wizzle’s New Beat” puppet show, a visit with the Helena fire and police departments and the closeout celebration featuring musician Jim Aycock.

The schedule for the summer reading program is as follows:

–June 1–Registration

–June 6–Kickoff with Miss Kit’s Bubble Show–10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

–June 13–McWane Science Center Program–10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

–June 20– “Wizzle’s New Beat” Puppet Show–10:30 a.m.

–June 27–Visit with the fire department–2:30 p.m.

–July 11–Visit with the police department–2:30 p.m.

–July 18–Summer reading closeout celebration featuring musician Jim Aycock–2:30 p.m.

In addition to the summer reading program, the Jane B. Holmes library will also host Lego fun on June 18, July 2 and July 16.