The Charles Whitehead-Wewahitchka Public Library is preparing another season of summer reading programs for the area’s youth. This summer’s theme, “Build a Better World,” explores all kinds of topics from healthy eating to engineering. During these fun events, children will experience a variety of stories, games, crafts and activities. Certificates, prizes and snacks will offered on the last program for each age group. In addition, each child will receive a free book.

Summer programs can play a role in combatting summer learning loss. Studies have shown that if children are able to participate in organized academic activities during the summer months, they are less likely to experience the losses in academic skills and knowledge before the start of the next school year.

The following “Tiny Mites” FLYP programs will be for children ages 3-6:

Monday June 5 at 10 a.m. Construction Zone

Monday June 12 at 10 a.m. Becoming You

Special Guests: FL Health, Gulf County, Choices Program

Monday June 19 at 10 a.m. Healthy Bites

Special Guests: University FL Gulf Co. Extension

Monday June 26 at 10 a.m. Nurturing Nature

Special Guests: If possible, Smokey the Bear

The following FLYP programs will be for children ages 6-11:

Tuesday June 6 at 3 p.m. Conserve and Protect

Special Guests: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Tuesday June 13 at 3 p.m. Upcycle It

Tuesday June 20 at 3 p.m. Excavation

Special Guests: Land’s Palm Trees

Tuesday June 27 at 3 p.m. Engineer for a Day

Special Guests: Southeastern Consulting Engineers

The programs are free and open to the public and are listed as Central Time Zone. The Charles Whitehead-Wewahitchka Public Library is located at 314 North Second Street, Wewahitchka. For more information, please contact us at 639-2419.