The Roads to Reading is a project that Sharon Baugh, county librarian, is working on in conjunction with Anna Garcia, Refugio ISD librarian and Nelda Blaschke, Woodsboro I.S.D. Librarian.
County Judge Rene Mascorro also lends his support in initiating this project.
“In a small town, activities for students and adults is limited, and that is why the county library is open and has an established summer reading program for students. ,” Baugh said.
This program has been in existence for over 20 years; however, the group believes that, by workingtogether, the possibilities are endless.
“The Summer Reading Program will begin on June 17 for students ages seven and up,” Baugh said. “This year’s theme is “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”
Students who will begin school this year are encouraged to visit the library, but must be accompanied by an adult.
A summer reading list will be provided to the county library for the RISD students, and they will be allowed to take Accelerated Reader tests at the county library.
“Participating students will be recognized with a Back to School Bash when they return in the fall,” Garcia said.
An evening of reading is planned in August when all libraries will be open to enable students and adults to visit the libraries and enjoy a great book.