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Questa Library Summer Reading Program Is Back!

By the summer reading team at the library

“Oceans of Possibilities” is our summer reading theme this summer, for kids ages 4 and up. It will run Tuesdays and Fridays, June 3 through July 15, from 9:30-11:30 am. We hope you and your children can join us for the launching event on Friday, June 3 at 9:30 am, where you can register and see some awesome trucks! There will be a special prize for the first 20 kids signing up for the summer reading program. Kids will also get to vote for their favorite truck. Surprises and snacks are planned as well.
We know Questa doesn’t have an ocean, but we still have possibilities! Is it possible we might have a full-size blue whale at the library?

We will read a book together and participate in some cool activities each day. Since the theme involves water, there might even be some opportunities to get wet. There will be special people at the library to present exceptional programs: a visit from Kyle, the magician, Twirl, the Forest Service, the Fish Hatchery, a Guinness World Record holder, a couple of super-talented Border Collies, a local children’s author and illustrator, and more! We have even added special activities for tweens!

Our goals for the program this summer echo those of past summers. We will empower children of all ages to develop positive attitudes about reading and books, motivate students to maintain and increase their reading skills during summer vacation, encourage regular use of the library and its resources, and expand the reading of a book with activities that make reading and learning fun and meaningful.

Reading has even more rewards—this year, nine bicycles have been donated to the library by Alta Vista teacher John Walsh. Our kids will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a brand new bicycle just by participating in the summer reading program. This drawing will be held on the final day, July 15, with food, fun, and prizes for all.

We are still accepting volunteers to help with all this summer reading fun. Call the library at (575) 586-2023 with questions and to volunteer. We would love to hear from you.

Summer is here. Let’s enjoy the warmer days and the opportunity to spend time at the library doing some truly cool things—so many possibilities!