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Local libraries offer fun and educational activities this summer

Load up on reading fun this summer at the library.
Load up on reading fun this summer at the library.
Photo by Yuriy Poznukhov/Photo Xpress

If you’re home with your kids this summer, there are a variety of things in the area you can do to break up the monotony and keep your kids learning. Local libraries offer some fun activities indoors out of the heat.

The Abilene Public Library and the Sweetwater County-City Library will offer summer reading clubs for kids. Help your kids keep track of the books they read over the summer and return them for prizes and enjoy fun activities.

Log onto the Abilene Public Library’s website for a schedule of summer activities and for more information about the kids’ reading club. All three library branches in Abilene offer activities.

The Abilene Public Library also hosts Camp Discovery for children in grades 1-5. This is a weekly activity held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. involving interactive science and geography websites. Kids will get the chance to explore the geography and wildlife of parks, learn the characteristics of magnets, and enjoy other science projects. Call 325-437-7323 for more information.

In addition, there are reading clubs for teens and adults. See the website for more information.
The City-County Library in Sweetwater has a story hour for children up to age 5 on the first and third Thursdays during the summer. This began June 3.

The reading program is for children ages 3 to 5th grade. Return reading log on July 7 for a scavenger hunt for prizes. Story hour for the reading program is held each Wednesday for the month of June at 10 a.m. Fun activities are planned after the story.

There are two special events held during the summer at the Sweetwater library. Harlin Rhoades, a magician, will present All Aboard the Reading Express on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Merrymaker Too will present Trains, Planes and Automobiles Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m.

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