We’re excited to welcome everyone back to the Fraser Public Library for our 2021 Summer Reading Club! Our theme this year is Tails and Tales, and we have many programs showcasing the animals in our community and beyond.
This year’s Summer Reading Club will be like nothing we’ve had before! In the most obvious form, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be hosting ALL of the events outside. Events will either be in the parking lot, around the library lawn, or in local parks for weekly story hours.
Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs. The benefits of summer reading programming for children include a motivation to read, positive attitudes towards reading, a positive introduction to their library and more!
One year ago the Fraser Public Library had to close its door in the interest of public health. Since then, staff has explored so many new ways to serve the community on an uncertain future. Five of our staff members sat down to reflect on the last year of their lives at the library and what it was like behind the scenes and behind the decisions the library had to figure out along the way. Take a listen at what they had to say and remember to visit us soon!