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June 5, 2013

Summer Reading Club open


Summer has just started for the kids ... and inevitably some are complaining they’re already bored. The Weatherford Public Library has an summer-long event starting Thursday that will help in that.

In promoting their annual Summer Reading Club, the library is inviting children and their parents to attend the  Kids’ Summer Reading Club’s Kickoff Carnival from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday. WPL Director Dale Fleeger said studies show continued reading during summer vacations helps kids retain skills learned during the previous school year. 

Friends of the Weatherford Public Library will be on hand to register kids for the club, which is good for elementary and teenage students. Students can pick up a reading log at the library with older students ages 12 to 18 invited to become a library volunteer.

All sorts of activities are planned along with games and prizes, including balloon artist Kourtnie from Korkie Balloon Animals presenter Mike Perez from the Fort Worth Nature and Refuge Center will be on hand to introduce different animals.

Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter will have an adoption van there for families who want to start their summer off with a new book ... and a new friend. Members of the Weatherford police, fire and utility department will display and allow children to observe their equipment and learn more about law enforcement. Air Evac Lifeteam will be landing their helicopter specifically for the carnival as well.

Children can also learn how to make plants and flowers grow with the help of Parker County Master Gardeners. Everyone interested in planes can look at some model airplanes courtesy of the Weatherford Aero Modeling Society’s display.

Child Bloom’s music students will provide entertainment and possibly encourage someone to develop their unknown talents. A children’s obstacle course is being provided by Maverick All-Star Tumblers. A number of other organizations and businesses, including Headstart, STAR Council, Freedom House, Green Apple, Texas Agrilife Extension Service, First Financial Bank, lakeshore Kids and Azle Hospital will provide activities and information.

Visit for more information on this and other summer events planned at the library.


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