Texas is rapidly approaching summer, and that means more and more organizations and businesses will be planning events and activities for families to partake in.

While it would be next to impossible to participate in every summer event that will be held in June and July, one program families and children will not want to miss is the annual Summer Reading Program hosted by the Copperas Cove Public Library.

Registration for the program begins June 1, and it runs from mid-June until the end of July.

In years past, the Summer Reading Program has included magicians, musicians, animal rescue workers, outside activities at parks and plenty of other fun events for children and families to take part in.

There is also fun stuff to do at the library before the Summer Reading Program.

On Saturday the library will be hosting its monthly Gaming Day, and there will be multiple games and activities going on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is an ongoing Dungeons & Dragons group that meets regularly and may have space for a person or two, depending on who shows up. Other gamers also usually bring some “Warhammer 40K” figures and wage war on the tabletops at the library.

Still others play card games like Magic: The Gathering against opponents. If enough people show up for Gaming Day, library Director Kevin Marsh may even hook up a video game system to the project and let people play.

If parents are looking for something to do while their children play, the library is constantly putting new books on the shelves for customers to browse.

One novel that may be worth reading due to the current political climate in America is “A World in Disarray” by Richard Haass. In this book, Haass examines the deteriorating ability of global powers to shape the world in their image and calls for new approaches that address the challenges of the 21st century.

To find out more about what is going on at the library, call 254-547-3826 or go to www.copperascovetx.gov/library/.

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