Summer Reading Program Enriched by Local Organizations' Donations
May 22, 2018 09:50AM
Members of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South teamed with representatives from the Friends of the Fort Myers Library to present a check to the Lee County Library System’s Summer Reading Program on Monday, April 30. Pictured, from left, are Jessica Reed, Hannah Manibo, Linda Yorde, Nancy Petralia, Helena Nesbit, Ellen Ballard, Steve Wassman and Greg Blurton. Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South.
The library system gives out a free book to every child who expresses interest in the program, while supplies last. In 2017, 10,000 children took part in the program, but the library only had 8,500 books to give, the release said. "Rotary and the Friends are committed to making sure that shortfall doesn’t happen again."
The library’s program, which runs May 29 through Aug. 11, is designed to foster literacy skills and develop a love of reading. A series of interactive, kid-focused events are planned, such as reptile shows, science demonstrations and cooking classes. All are geared toward sparking creativity and an interest in reading to learn more.