The goals of the Texas Reading Club are to encourage children and families to read for pleasure, to help children maintain and improve their reading skills, to encourage them to become lifelong readers and library users, and to establish reading as a foundation for academic success. A beautiful certificate crated by award-winning author and illustrator, Keith Graves, and signed by the governor of Texas will be presented to each child who reaches their reading goals. Children ages 4 through 2nd grades are asked to read at least 10 books to receive a certificate. For those kids in grades 3 through 6, they must read 5 chapter books with at least 40 pages to earn a certificate. Participants can win additional prizes by reading more and more books.
Additionally, the Falls City Public Library has scheduled weekly activities and programs for all who participate in the Texas Reading Club. Some of the activities include making fossil crafts and edible “dirt” cups. We also have scheduled the very entertaining Mr. Puppet, and the always popular Spikey Mikey the Magician for a couple afternoons of fun.
For a complete list of the schedule of activities, and rules and requirements, contact the Falls City Public Library at 830-254-3361 and the staff will be glad to give you further information. Early registration begins Monday, May 23 and will be ongoing. We are looking forward to a fun and successful Texas Reading Club and hope that all our reading friends will join us.