Cathlamet Public Library's children's summer reading program combines reading and fun


Librarian Carol Blix shares a book with the children in attendance. Photos courtesy of Cheri Rendler.

"All Together Now" is the theme of the library's summer reading program encouraging friendship and kindness. There are Beanstack reading challenges for children, teens, and adults with prizes for logging reading minutes this summer at .

Children work on painting rocks.

In-person fun events for kids are taking place Wednesdays at Erickson Park from 1-2 p.m., through August 2. So far, children have been able to enjoy hearing stories, weaving friendship bracelets and keychains, making kindness rocks, and bookmarks to give away, and painting donut art and celery prints.

Next Wednesday will be cooprative games and tying pet blankets to give to WAAG (Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group). And the following week learning about the Community Garden and potting a plant to give away. "Children ages 5-15 and their parents are invited to join in the activities", said Librarian Carol Blix.


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