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Moniteau County summer reading program underway

Moniteau County summer reading program underway

May 23rd, 2018 by David Wilson in Local News

Books sit on a shelf at the Moniteau County Library in California.

The Moniteau County Library summer reading program is underway. The program promises a summer of fun for children, motivating them to keep up their reading skills until school begins in the fall with "Rock Out with Reading."

In addition to school programs for Jamestown, High Point and Latham students, the library staff will serve eight area child care facilities and California Head Start at their locations.

There will be five Day Camp groups and two evening programs at the library. This summer's program will serve infants through eighth-graders. Preschool story times will be at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday, beginning today.

Separate programs will be held for infants, toddlers, and 3- to 5-year-olds. Activities are planned using the five "Racing to Read" principles — Love Books, Talk and Read, Tell Stories, Play with Letters, and Sing and Rhyme.

Tween programs are at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the library.

The beginning and independent reader programs will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week, upstairs at the library.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant administered by the Missouri State Library.

Students at Jamestown, High Point and Latham schools are registered for the summer program. Registration for all other readers started May 14.

Summer hours began Monday to accommodate the evening programs. The library will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday until Aug. 3. The library also is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information, call 573-796-2642 or visit