Summer Reading Kicks Off

Jun 6, 2024 | Regional News

Torrington, WY (by Cindy Sheeley) June 6th, 2024 — Goshen readers took flight on Monday, June 3rd with the beginning of the Goshen County Library’s summer reading program.

The library parking lot and activity center was filled with children and their families as they gathered to get registered, partake in fun activities, and enjoy a treat from Bee Chilled. During the event, children colored hot air balloons with their names on it, planted flower seeds, and played fun outdoor games.

Library Director Cristine Braddy said the library saw 255 registrations on Monday and about 120 children for the first weekly program on Wednesday.

“I think the turn out has been great!” Braddy said.

Each Wednesday at 10 a.m., there is a summer reading program at the library where kids go to different stations including reading, learning, crafts, board games, and prizes. At the learning station, kids will learn from local experts who know about that week’s topic, for example this week’s expert was a beekeeper.

At home, the children can also track the books they read on the Beanstack app for weekly prizes.

Since the library was unable to tie dye shirts for the program’s kick-off, they have rescheduled the project for Wednesday, June 12th after the regular reading program. Kids will also be able to pick up their beads and drawstring bags at that time.