Kids Can Dig Into Reading This Summer At The Library

May 28, 2013

Kids of all ages can keep their reading skills sharp during the summer as they “Dig Into Reading” with summer reading programs at area libraries.


The West Florida Public Library will hold a “Dig Into Reading” summer reading club for all children ages preschool and up. The event will include stories, weird noises, shadow puppets, magic, reptiles and more.

The 2013 Summer Reading Club will be held June 3-August 10. Children can register at any West Florida Public Library.

Century Branch Library
Summer Reading Program – Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

Molino Branch Library
Preschool story time — Mondays, 2:45 p.m.
Summer Reading Program -  Mondays, 4:00 p.m.

Tryon Branch
Preschool story time — Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading Program -  Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Main Library
Preschool story time — Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading Program -  Mondays, noon.

Southwest Branch
Summer Reading Program – Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Westside Branch
Preschool story time — Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Program – Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.


The Santa Rosa County Library System opens online registration for the 2013 summer reading program on Saturday, June 1 at

The summer reading program’s kickoff and Viva Florida 500 Celebration, “Dig into Agriculture,” will be held at the Jay Library on Friday, June 7  at 1 p.m. Meet TUFFY, the Real American Quarter Horse, sit in a tractor, crawl through a soil tunnel, and plant your very own seed. Come enjoy hot dogs and peanuts.

Dig up some fun at library programs from June 10-July 19. Story time for 3-5 year olds (who are able to attend without a caregiver) will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library. Summer reading programs for those in grades kindergarten through fifth grades during last school year will be held on Mondays at 2 p.m. at the Jay Library. All activities are free and open to the public.

Featured programs include “Digging into Treasured Tales” by storyteller Pat Nease, “Burrowing Animals” by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission—Northwest Region, “Digging up the Past” by the Florida Public Archaeology Network, “Pirate Tales” by puppeteer Katie Adams, “The Library Dragon” illustrator Michael White, and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by the Jacksonville University Storybook Theater.


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