The Ash Flat Library is gearing up for their annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) which will run June 1 through July 31.
According to Ash Flat Librarian Susan Funnell, registration is now open and there are some exciting additions to this year’s program.
“We will have prizes as always for children who participate and they must read at least one book a week in order to get a prize, but this year, we have added the Rock Star Program,” Funnell said.
When asked about the Rock Star Program, Funnell said it is a community wide scavenger hunt of sorts.
“Anita Hawkins, who is president of the Friends of the Library, knew they did this in her home town and she brought the idea to me. I thought it was great. Ozark Mountain Stone donated the rocks, The local art group at the Arts Center of North Arkansas helped paint the rocks for the hunt along with the Friends of the Library,” Funnell said.
Painted rocks will be hidden at the local parks in Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland and Ash Flat.
“Once they find the rock, they just being it to the library and they will receive a free book. They also get to keep the rock. Then they become a Library Rock Star!,” Funnell said.
If you’re concerned you may not be able to participate during the entire SRP, Funnell said not to worry.
“I don’t turn anyone away, if anyone would like to sign up after the program has started, we will welcome them,” Funnell said.
In addition to the SRP and the treasure hunt, there will also be Summer Story Time each Thursday in the months of June and July beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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