The annual Summer Reading Program is bringing sports and fitness-themed programs to your summer! This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” and the all-ages program kicks off June 6th to fill the summer with sports and fitness-themed programs and activities. The program is broken into different age groups—toddlers, children, teens, and adults—each with their own activities, programs, and prizes, encouraging everyone to exercise their reading skills during the summer.
The program kicks off Saturday, June 4th with a Bike Rodeo at the Huntington Library for all ages. Starting at 10am, the Rodeo will feature various bicycle obstacle courses and bike-related stations. Make sure to show up with your own bike so you can check it for safety with the Huntington Police and the Parkview Huntington Hospital. Parkview will also be donating free bike helmets while supplies last. Then at 2pm Mayor Brooks Fetters will kick off a Bike Ride with the Mayor through the Huntington bike trails starting at 2pm at the Schenkel Station.
The reading program is open to everyone who wishes to participate—whether or not you have a library card! Anyone in Huntington County can participate by reading his or her own books, or even library books inside either library! Library cards are only needed if you wish to check our materials out—almost every other service we offer is available for everyone to use. Signups begin Monday, May 23rd at both libraries, and adults may sign up on our website at http://hctpl.info starting the same day. The program will wrap up July 23rd.
Make sure to check out our various health-themed books, movies, music, and graphic novels as well! The Huntington Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, and the Markle Library at 155 West Sparks Street, Markle.