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.