Rushville Republican


May 23, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read reading program starts soon

Ah yes, summer . . . lazy days, cookouts, swimming and reading. READING? REALLY! The summer months are a great time to read books you want to read, not what’s on a reading list or required in a class. With that summer freedom, comes the opportunity to explore all kinds of books. A great place to start is with the Rushville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

“Fizz ~ Boom ~ Read” is for infants through sixth grade. “Spark a Reaction” is for seventh through 12th grade and adults.

Each participant is encouraged to reach a reading goal of 600 minutes between May 31 and July 5, 2014. Boys and girls from area Preschools will compete for a Traveling Trophy for their school. Rush County Elementary Schools and St. Mary’s School will be vying for a traveling trophy for their school. Students from Benjamin Rush Middle School will combine their efforts to compete against Rushville Consolidated High School students for a traveling trophy for their school as they “Spark a Reaction.”

Fizz ~ Boom ~ Read and “Spark a Reaction” kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at the Riverside Park Amphitheater A magician will be on hand to mesmerize the senses and a free lunch will be provided at 11 a.m. You can register at the amphitheater or at the Rushville Public Library (130 West 3rd Street, Rushville, IN) on May 31 (or any time after).

Kids aren’t the only ones having fun at the library this summer. Adults can sign up for “Spark a Reaction” too! And, their minutes can be applied to the school of their choice. So mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles here’s your chance to read what you want and also help a child’s school become the winner of the library’s summer reading program.

“We are excited to bring this summer reading program to Rushville and are looking forward to a great kick-off and competition between schools. If you haven’t been to the library lately, this is a wonderful time to become a part of all the neat opportunities your Rushville Public Library has to offer. Please remember that all children in Rush County can receive a free library card no matter where they live,” states Sue Otte (Director Rushville Public Library).

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