Young and old alike are digging into reading at the The Cedar Springs Public Library. The library held the opening of this year’s summer reading program called “Dig into Reading,” on Monday, June 10, and had almost 600 people pass through its doors.
“We just know to expect about that many people every year,” noted Library Director Donna Clark. She said about 441 people have signed up for the program.
Those who signed up got a free book bag, their reading log, and free ice cream to make the day just a little sweeter. The friends of the library also had a children’s book sale with some great pricing. They sold about 500 books.
Clark said that the great line-up of programming—20 programs in all—has everyone
buzzing. “It looks like a great reading summer ahead for Cedar Springs, thanks to the many businesses, service organizations and individuals who have donated money, prizes and food,” explained Clark. “Over $4,000 has come in for the program from our wonderfully giving and supportive community. This special literacy outreach program is so special because it is for everyone ages 0-120, and is organized and paid for by local merchants, neighbors and service clubs.”
It’s not too late to sign up. If you haven’t signed up, get over to the library, at the corner of Cherry and Second Street, and get started. Last year the library gave away over 200 prizes, thanks to the many donations from the community at large. There are weekly prizes at the family programs on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and there are weekly coupons for reading from area restaurants.
Dig into Reading this summer. There’s no telling what you will unearth!