Watauga County Public Library

The Watauga County Library is located at 140 Queen St. in downtown Boone.

Youth of all ages are invited to Watauga County Public Library’s ice cream social and summer reading kick-off to ring in summer and enjoy the fun with music, face painting and balloon twisting magic with “the hand is quicker than the eye” amazement at 2 p.m. on June 12.

This summer’s theme, “A Universe of Stories,” expands horizons and may stretch the limits of your mind. At the very least, since it includes a “Universe”, there’s bound to be stories to entice everyone. This event and the library’s programs are free and open to children of all abilities.

The public library focuses on literacy, cares about children and has programs planned to keep them reading and learning all summer.

Parents are a child’s first teacher. Sharing picture and board books with your baby and toddler sprouts a love for learning and stories. Point out people, animals and objects in pictures. Read to your children and ask them to read to you. We invite you to explore a variety of options to entertain yourselves, as well as instill and inspire your children.

The Summer Reading program rewards time spent reading or the number of books read; reader’s choice. Children who participate in summer reading programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and succeed. Incorporating reading into a daily routine instills lifelong literacy skills and lays a strong foundation for individualized educational growth.

For questions call (828) 264-8784, visit wataugacountylibrary.org or stop in and ask a librarian for assistance. For more information on Western Watauga’s summer reading events call (828) 297-5515.

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