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TPL begins Summer Reading Program for 2022

Posted on July 13, 2022 by Taber Times

By Ian Croft
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

With kids no longer in school due to summer vacation, there are many opportunities for them to enjoy these months they have off. One of these opportunities that will also help to keep them mentally active is the Summer Reading Program at the Taber Public Library. Keira Astalos and Kadence Ridley, the Summer Reading Program Coordinators, gave a rundown of what is planned for this year‘s program.

“Basically, it’s a program for ages six to 12 and it is kind of just to spark your children’s mind about reading and get them interested in it,” said Astalos. “We have some challenges for them and you can win some prizes if you read a certain amount of books.”

“We have a lot of games to win prizes too and lots of crafts for the kids to take home,” Ridley added. “We like to call our games physical literacy. Lots of different things for the kids to do this summer. We separated the two groups of kids from ages six to nine and 10 to 12.”

“We have some field trips to the spray park, we have a field trip to the fire station, some movie days, so it’s not just reading at some other games and crafts for the summer,” said Astalos.

“Most of the time the kids probably won’t be reading at the program,” said Ridley. “We read to them, but there’s lots of opportunities for them to do their own individual reading.”

Ridley talked about why parents would be interested in signing their kids up.

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