101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255

Bella Vista Library Summer Reading Program set

The Bella Vista Library Summer Reading Program is back, and we’re all set to kick it off with a celebration starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at the library, 11 Dickens Place.

The theme of this year’s program is A Universe of Stories! Join us for program registration during the kickoff, plus a bounce house for the kids, fun provided by The Amazeum and snow cones for all, thanks to Kona Ice.

This program is for readers of all ages and will run from June 13 to July 18. The library will offer events for everyone, from preschool-aged children to adults, to encourage everyone to take time this summer (and all year long!) to read.

The Read to Me program is for kids ages 0-11 who listen to parents/guardians read stories to them, while the Count Books Program is aimed at kids ages 6-11 who are independent readers beginning to enjoy picture books. Kids ages 6-11 who are into chapter books can sign up for the Count Pages Program, and teens ages 12-17 can participate in the Teen Program to count the number of pages they read. Adults can patriciate too in the Adult Program, for ages 18 and up.

Prizes from gracious sponsors in Bella Vista and surrounding areas are available for participants. There will be weekly participation prizes and a grand prize drawing for each reading program.

Weekly special events will also be held during the program, including Tommy Terrific, Opera in the Ozarks, Mr. Jeff Science Guy and more, and the library will host a pizza party on the last day of the program for all participants.

Follow the library’s Facebook page – Bella Vista Library – and website at www.bvpl.org for all event listings.