Well, it’s finally here!!! The rollout of the 2017 Summer Reading Program! Yay! The theme this year is “Build a Better World’ so we have designed each program to enrich the theme. Here are some important dates: May 30th to June 5th is the signup period and on June 9th we will have our kick off at the Lee State Park at 10:00 AM. At that time our friend, Ranger Laura Kirk, will conduct one of her famous field trips and then we will have lunch in the pavilion. Over the years, this has become one of the most popular programs. What’s not to love – a day in the fresh air and sunshine and then lunch!! Laura’s field trip will emphasize: “Wildlife in our World – The best way to start making the world a better place is learning more about it. At Lee State Park, we are going to learn more about wildlife that lives in South Carolina. Be prepared to use your observation skills as we look for animals, both big and small.” We look forward to seeing Laura and spending the day learning about our world.
Through the course of the summer, we will have seven other programs with arts, crafts, live theater, and magic. We are really looking forward to seeing “our kids” return and welcoming new youngsters to the program. This year we will start rolling out a new software program that will allow parents to enroll and track the children’s progress online! Yay two!! I have been test driving this software and I hope to get a percentage of our parents enrolled. For those unable to access the website, we will continue with our traditional tracking via a paper trail.