We’ve planned a summer reading program full of cool events and great prizes. The kick-off for “Book Your Summer” is Tuesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. We’re opening the summer-long series of programs with Snake Discovery. Families can meet a wildlife educator who’ll bring exotic reptiles, a turtle and several snakes, including a large boa constrictor.
After the program, kids will have “petting” time with the animals. We’ll be joined by princesses from the North Hudson Pepper Fest who will serve popsicles and help kids work on reptile-themed crafts.
Families will be able to register online for the summer reading program. You can track reading minutes and complete challenges to earn prizes. Watch the website for details. We’ll also have a paper version available.
Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas who weren’t needed for farm work, to use the library and develop the habit of reading.
At the Hudson Area Library, our all-ages program not only includes reading incentives; it features free entertainment for families. Nearly every Tuesday this summer, we’ll have afternoon events that include performers, animal visits and other educational opportunities.