The Fowler Public Library is gearing up for the summer reading program. It will be held on Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. starting on May 31 and running through July 5.

On July 5 we will be starting later, at 11 a.m., because we will be having Rocky Mountain Puppets and they won’t be here until 11:30 or so. That will also be our final day where we have fun and hand out the prizes for the kids who read at least 10 hours, so it will go until about 12:30 pm.

This year’s theme will be Libraries Rock! It will be about music. All month long the kids will get to make instruments, learn about rhythm and what it does for our brain, discover how nature makes music of its own, and do many more things. It will be for children ages 5-12 years old.

If any parents are interested in registering their kids early, they are welcome to stop by the library to do so and pick up their packets next week.  This is not necessary as you can come on May 31 to do so. We will be having the music teacher from the school stopping by the first day to give an introduction to music for the children.

If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering for our program, we will be having a meeting this Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the library to go over what we will be doing.

We are looking for anyone to help us with games, arts and crafts, reading, registration, and snacks. You can call us at (719) 263-4472, or just stop by on Saturday. It really is a lot of fun for the kids and the volunteers.

In other library news, we have received new books from James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Lisa Scottoline, Stuart Woods, and Debbie Macomber. We also have new children's biographies on Jane Austen and Marie Curie.

We hope to see many of you stop by this summer to check out familiar and new authors alike. We are here to help you find that new book. Have a great summer!