Area libraries offer more than just books

By Roger Cowan

Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim ISD Library and Yorktown Public Library are preparing to begin their summer programs geared towards keeping local youth entertained as well as exercising their brains.

The Nordheim Library will begin it Fun Nights on June 12. The program, open to children age 4 through incoming fifth graders, will be held weekly through July 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided, and participants will be able to check out library books while enjoying a different activity each week. Activities scheduled for this year include suncatchers, ice cream science, creating a kaleidoscope, firework painting, and water night. For more information, parents may call Patricia Garcia at 361-938-5572.

The Yorktown Public Library will begin its 2018 Summer Reading Program on June 20 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. The program will meet every Wednesday from then until August 1. This year’s lineup consists of Art with Miss Brenda, Repco Wildlife Encounter, Circus Chicken Dog, Texas Snakeman, Wild Things Zoofari, and an Ice Cream Party with Book Reading. 

Reading logs will be available in the library, and children are encouraged to check out a book or two while they are there. Those that do not currently have a library card are also encouraged to stop by the library desk and let the staff issue you one.

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