The Copperas Cove Library and the Friends of the Library will host the yearly Summer Reading Program from June 17 to July 31. Registration for the program will begin Monday at the library.

Both registration and the program are free and open to the public.

“We are extremely excited about this year’s Summer Reading Program. We had a very good response last year, which led us to increase the length of this year’s event,” said Cove Library Director Kevin Marsh. “It gives the children more opportunities to come to the library.”

Many local community organizations and businesses will present interactive and educational programs for children ages 5 to 11. Teens ages 11 to 16 will be able enter weekly drawings to win gift cards and coupons provided by Cove businesses. Children ages 1 to 11 may complete reading time logs at three levels to also receive rewards of coupons and toys.

Professional musicians, animal shows and other entertainers will be presented by the Cove library every Thursday afternoon from June 19 to July 24. The library will also have Rocket Launch Day where the children will be encouraged to make bottle rockets from empty 2-liter soda bottles.

Amber Tomlin of Cove said she is excited about the program.

“Every year my kids stay busy with activities here in the library ... makes our summer complete,” she said.

For more information on registration and the Summer Reading Program calendar call the library at 254-547-3826. The library is at 501 S. Main St., Copperas Cove.


Monique Brand - Herald correspondent​

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