Summer reading programs – a free and fun experience

Published 10:21 am Monday, June 11, 2018

By Ginger Broomes

The Orange Leader


Orange County youth with a passion for reading will find a fun, free way to improve their reading skills by attending programs sponsored by local libraries throughout the county.

Starting on June 13, children from pre-K on can attend reading programs to maintain or improve their reading scores for the next school year.   There will be much more than reading, however. There are fun demonstrations to see, and prizes to win.

At the Orange Public Library, children who are registered will receive a free book bag and reading log to record their reading/listening time, and each week a guest will read a new story. For every program attended, kids will receive one Library Buck, to be redeemed in the store on August 1.

Bridge City and Vidor will also have reading programs every Wednesday through August 1. Attending any of these programs is free with a library card, but a parent or guardian must be present for each session.

Registration began this week and continues until classes start June 13. Schedules and information follow:

Orange Public Library, 409-883-1086. Programs are every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 for grades 1st through 6th, with preschool ages and under from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A book fair is also ongoing until June 15.

Reading Rocks with Socks and Fox – June 13

Libraries Rock: Sounds All -A-round – June 20

Science Superstars – June 27

Rocks in the Library – July 11

Magic Balloon Show – July 18

Cowboys Rock – July 25

Library Carnival – Aug. 1


Bridge City Public Library, 409-735-4242. Programs every Wednesday from 11:00 to noon for Pre-K to 5th grade.

Gun Safety – June 13

Moody Gardens – (Coral) – June 20

Gulf Coast Museum – June 27

TX A&M Agri. Life Extension – June 11

Stark Museum – June 18

Awards Program – June 25


Vidor Public Library, 409- 769-7148 – Program will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Vidor from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Wednesday until June 25. Students can compete for prizes with a minimum amount of books read.