Creativity is the theme of this year's summer reading program for children ages 10 and younger at the Washington County Free Library, as well as other branches.
The club kicked off this year's program, Be creative @ your library this summer, Friday, June 19, at WCFL's Central Library in Hagerstown. The party included balloon art by balloon sculptor Jim Greer, outdoor games, wool spinning by local 4-H alpaca club members, and a bookworm-making craft. Participating kids also saw snakes, spiders, turtles and an iguana, brought by Wildlife Adventures.
The club runs through Monday, Aug. 31, but those who finish by Friday, Aug. 14, will receive tickets to that evening's Summer Reader Night with the Hagerstown Suns baseball game.
Reading clubs aren't only for small children, however. Tweens and Teens are invited to join a book club geared toward young adult readers. The theme is Express Yourself @ your library.