Carrabassett Valley library summer reading program begins June 30

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This year’s Summer Reading Program at Carrabassett Valley public library, which launches June 30, has the theme “Tails and Tales,” with a focus on books about animals and nature.
Summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs.
The Carrabassett Valley Public Library has a large selection of children’s books, including board books, early readers, picture books, juvenile chapter books and young adult books for all reading levels.
The Summer Reading Program signup begins June 30. The first 20 children to sign up will receive a tote bag, including a voucher for a free ticket to a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game, a free book, reading log, pencil, book mark and stickers.
Outdoor story times will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in July, weather permitting.
The entire library is open to the public. The play area is available for families to enjoy with masks required in the children’s area the lobby.
The public can also enjoy the Story Walk outside along the patio, which features “Miss Maple’s Seeds,” pictures and story by Eliza Wheeler.
The library’s summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Call 207-237-3535 for more information.