Summer Reading for kids birth to age 11 is well under way at the White Salmon Valley Community Library. The theme this year is "Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds."
If you haven't signed up yet, come on in, pick up your "Book of Quests" and let the reading begin!
In addition to earning exciting prizes for every five hours of reading, don't forget to join library staff every Thursday, July 7 through August 4, for some great special programs for the whole family.
All programs are on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the library's Sprint/Baker Gallery unless otherwise specified.
Here's the line-up:
July 7, Rick Meyers -- Old-Time Music Show. American folk music like you've never seen or heard before. Meyers plays such instruments as the musical saw, spoons, a Jew's harp, a limberjack and a banjo, and he makes sure the audience is involved
July 14, Rick Huddle, storyteller. Enjoy Huddle's strumming and singing as he weaves active and interactive stories to entertain all ages;
July 21, at Bingen City Park, Angel Ocasio, comedian, juggler and magician. Be prepared for a very funny high energy one-man variety act. The Bookmobile will also be there, so bring your library card and check it out;
July 28 (two performances 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Get a close and fascinating look at some of nature's most outrageous creatures. Snakes, lizards, and other exotic reptiles slither through the library for this astonishing performance;
Aug. 4, Jason Ropp, puppeteer presenting The Reluctant Dragon and the Summer Reading Grand Finale Celebration. This popular children's story will be brought to life with a combination of humor and Ropp's amazing puppets. It is a faerie tale with a twist!
The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments for the grand finale celebration.
Keep on reading and earning your prizes through Sept. 15!
For further information call the library, 493-1132.