mcpl-entrance_0How do sports and games relate to reading?  Stop by the library and find out.  Kids of all ages can explore all things games, exercise and sports this summer as the Macon County Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during its summer library program.  Activities will include yoga, karate, soccer, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more.  The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open and free to young people, babies through young adult, with programs, prizes, storytimes, and more.

Children will be awarded prizes for reading (or being read to) 15 minutes per day.  For every seven days that your child reads at least 15 minutes (or that you read to him or her), your child will get a prize.  The grand prize for reading seven weeks is a certificate to the Fun Factory for one free attraction, five video game credits, and a $5 bonus.  The summer reading program will start June 13 and run through Aug. 27. All children can register at the Macon County Public Library for the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” Summer Reading Program.

Not only can children win prizes, but they can participate in a variety of different programming. Some examples include karate with Danny Antoine Martial Arts and Fitness Academy, Animal Olympics with the Balsam Nature Center, and Going for Gold with Professor Whizzpop.  All the programs are free and you can just pick and choose which programs you want to attend.

For more information, call (828)524-3600.