The Fairfield Public Library kicked off their summer reading program

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 8:59 PM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - This year’s theme for the Fairfield Public Library summer reading program is “Reading Colors the World.”

The official start date was June 5th and so far 60 children have signed up.

Youth Services Librarian, Alecs Mickunas, says the program’s purpose is to get children to read during the summer and they do so by offering prizes for ten hours of reading.

“When they complete ten hours of reading they receive a prize bag, a free book, and they can put their name into one of our larger raffle prizes and we’ll have those announced at the end of each month, and have raffle winners twice this summer.”

Mickunas says parents and caregivers reading to their children counts as well.

Besides reading, the program will also provide fun events for the children

“Iowa State University’s insect zoo, Blank Park Zoo is also coming. We’re going to have a world-famous juggler come and perform for us and teach kids how to juggle. There’s so much more to look forward to.”

Desmond Doddema, who is one of the kids in the program, took a break from all the fun he was having to share which book he was excited to read the most this summer.

“Harry Potter”, he says.

The next event that will happen this week will be a nature hike at the Jefferson County Park on Thursday, June 10.

If you’re interested in signing your child up for the program, Mickunas says feel free to walk in Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. Also to keep up with upcoming events at the library follow the Fairfield Public Library Facebook page.

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