Summer Pages
Meagher County Library prepares for upcoming summer fun.
As the school year winds down, the local library is already prepping for its next academic event for children of the county. Providing the invaluable resource of books and guided learning activities, the Meagher County City Library’s Summer Reading Program is set for another successful year. Summer reading programs are intended to supplement young readers with tools and coordinated lessons to improve several skills that are important to academic success. Through supplemented summer reading, children are expected to grow their love for reading, boost vocabulary, develop reading fluency, and advance reading comprehension. The library’s guided program encourages group learning activities to not only influence reading skills but enhance social skills as well. The Meagher County City Library, throughout the year, has a weekly storytime to continue the reading fun past the summer reading course. Presented with unique themes based on the season and current holidays, children receive educational reading material that can be easily connected to real-life situations, providing enhanced learning opportunities. The Meagher County City Library’s Summer Reading Program is funded through the Meagher County Friends of Library. Throughout the year, the organization hosts used book sales and other fundraisers to raise money to support its primarily youth-focused programs. Although looking forward to the summer program, the Meagher County City Library still has one storytime left for the spring. On Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m., the theme of “Summer is Coming” will be presented to its faithful participants in anticipation of the upcoming season. Following the last regularly scheduled storytime, the Meagher County City Library’s Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1 with the commencement of reading charts. The weekly activities, however, are scheduled to start on June 12th, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Meagher County City Library's Summer Reading Program stands as a beacon of educational enrichment for the youth of the community. Through its well-organized activities and consistent weekly storytime sessions, the library not only fosters a love for reading among children but also plays a crucial role in the development of their academic and social skills. The dedication to year-round engagement and the support from the Meagher County Friends of Library highlights the program's commitment to literacy and learning. As the library prepares to transition from spring to summer activities, it continues to serve as a valuable resource for the rural region.