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Library Summer Learning Program, and tons of fun, begins June 3

Library Summer Learning Program, and tons of fun, begins June 3
May 16
08:23 2022

By Ann Powers

This year’s Summer Learning Program at the Boyce Ditto Public Library in Mineral Wells kicks off June 3, runs through July 29, is totally free and has something for everyone – children, teens, adults and seniors.

Boyce Ditto Public Library staffers Jesse Lashbrook, Kathy Spencer, Jake Andersen and Jody Shields look forward to helping patrons enjoy the Summer Learning Program and other library services.
Photo by Ann Powers

The 2022 theme for the program is Oceans of Possibilities, and that’s exactly what it is. It’s an opportunity for people of all ages to read for fun and education, earn prizes, experience weekly performers and events, make friends and get to know the new and improved version of your local library.

Oceans of Possibilities is this year’s theme for the Boyce Ditto Public Library Summer Learning Program.
Photo by Ann Powers

“Everybody needs to come to the library,” said Children’s Librarian Kathy Spencer. “If you haven’t been in years, it’s not your great grandmother’s library anymore.”

Here’s how the Summer Learning Program works:

• Register at www.mineralwelltx.gov/library or at the library in person on June 3 from 11am-6:30pm located at 2300 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Street.
• Pick up a Summer Learning Program packet, or download one online. The packet includes a reading log.
• Check out books, read, record your reading time and earn prizes for every five days you read. Pick up your prizes any time during the week when the library is open.
• Stop by the library on Fridays for special events and guest performers including musicians, clowns, area chefs, local first responders, firefighters, movies, lock-in/sleepover, wildlife, a ventriloquist, arts and crafts, a bubble maker, storytellers and more. (Visit the library’s website for a detailed calendar of events and times.)
• Each participant will have their name included in the Grand Prize Drawing for their age group on July 29. You don’t have to be present to win. To be eligible, you must read at least 40 days.

“Of all the skills we learn in life, reading is the key to unlocking the future,” said Mineral Wells City Manager Dean Sullivan, an advocate of the Summer Learning Program. “Continue to read and great things will follow.”

Summer Learning Program participants can pick up prizes for the reading time they log during the library’s hours of operation.
Photo by Ann Powers

And, while your there, enjoy some of the other library services available, including a weekly children’s storytime, the new ‘Library of Things’, teen craft night, book club for adults, computerized card catalog system (which includes checking out books from home), family game night, trivia night, tutor.com (gain access to tutors for everything from math to foreign languages to writing a resume and more), under the stars events at local parks, DVDs, CDs, etc. Library officials said they’ve been busy scheduling a variety activities and resources for all to enjoy during the summer and beyond.

“We’re rocking and rolling every day,” said Boyce Ditto Public Library staffer Jody Shields. “We’re creating, inventing and helping patrons.”

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Block Party

To learn more, visit www.mineralwelltx.gov/library or call (940) 328-7880. The Boyce Ditto Public Library can also be found on Facebook at facebbok.com/boycedittopubliclibrary and Instagram: boyceditto

A weekly children’s storytime is just one of the many activities offered at the Boyce Ditto Public Library.
Photo by Ann Powers

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