The Keach Family Libary is offering three summer reading programs to reward area children and teenagers for reading in the summer.
The Texas Reading Club, Texas Teens Read! and Ringling with Ringling Bros.! programs start June 5 and last until July 3.
Each book that is read is counted as the particiapnts return the books to the library and the number of books that are read are counted toward prizes to be received July 3. Winners will not need to attend the prize giveaways and children will receive age-appropriate prizes, including circus tickets.
Children who sign up for the summer reading program will also receive cool bookmarks, clown noses, puzzles and coloring sheets.
For more information about the program, visit www.ReadingwithRingling.com.
The summer reading program kicks off June 5 with sign-ups and a day of fun activities. The events begin with Storytime with Jennifer at 11 a.m., followed by a clown from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at noon.
That will be followed by the Board Game Challenge event from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. when children and teens will be able to join a Cranium Board Game Challenge for prizes.
The new Keach Family Library library is at 1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd., at the entrance to the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. Its hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6:30 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call the library at 387-3431 or visit its Web site at www.nueces.lib.tx.us.