News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

June 11, 2013

Makin’ a Splash: Vigo library kicks off Summer Reading Program

TERRE HAUTE — The “wet zone” was the place to be Monday as more than 300 children and adults were soaked with water to kick off the 2013 Summer Reading Program.

This is the first year that the Vigo County Public Library has staged an event outside to kick off the program, said Carolyn Clark, assistant librarian in youth services.

“We wanted to do something fun for the kids,” she said. “We couldn’t have done this without the help of The Friends of the Vigo County Public Library. They gave the funds to our department and we chose the entertainment.”

The entertainment youth services chose was Family Time Entertainment, led by Don Miller, the founder.

“I want to show children that learning can be fun,” he said after the water science presentation. “They learned about water and got wet, too.”

To keep the audience entertained, Miller often grabbed volunteers from the crowd to join in on his act. Among the volunteers selected was Terre Haute resident, John Black.

“He caught me nodding off, so he had me come up and dance with him,” he said.

The program is a good way to enjoy the library’s services and get the kids out of the house, he added. He has a daughter involved.

The program lets children set their own goals and read at their own pace, Clark said. Some children choose to read out of leisure and others want to challenge themselves.

“Once the child has met or exceeded their goal, they can receive a prize,” she added.

The last day to sign up for the summer program is July 13. The main library at Seventh and Poplar Streets and the West branch at 626 National Ave. both have events taking place over the summer. The library also has a teen program for sixth through 12th grades.

People interested in signing up can register online at www.vigo.lib.in.us or by calling youth services at 812-232-1115.

Reporter Dustyn Fatheree can be reached 812-231-4255 and dustyn.fatheree@tribstar.

com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Broken Water Main Floods UCLA In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Wisc. Twins Celebrate a Century of Laughter Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City Bull Run Comes to Middle America Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity