By Ethan Colbert
During Monday night’s meeting of the Bowling Green Public Library Board, plans were finalized for this year’s Summer Reading Program at the local public library.
Each summer the local public library organizes a free reading program for community children. The Summer Reading Program is available to children between the ages of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
According to information provided at Monday’s meeting, the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock” and the program will include music presentations and books-related to music.
The program gets underway with a Kick Off Party from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25. The Kick Off Party is being hosted by the Kids in Motion organization in Bowling Green.
The program will meet during the four Thursdays in the month of July. Those dates are: July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26. Times for the Summer Reading Program are as follows: Pre-K children, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Kindergarten through third-grade, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and fourth-grade through eighth-grade will begin at 1 p.m.
According to Public Librarian Pat Moore, the fourth-grade through eighth-grade Summer Reading participants will have a fluid ending time each week due to the various activities that they will be participating in.
There will also be a Summer Reading Program Finale on August 2. The Finale will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Those interested in registering their child for this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Bowling Green Public Library are encouraged to call, (573) 324-5030.
In other business, the Library Board also approved increasing late fees accessed on overdue books. Currently, the local public library accesses a 10-cent per day fee on all books that are overdue. Beginning on July 1, the library will begin charging 25-cents per day on all books that are overdue.
According to Public Librarian Pat Moore, signs will be posted throughout the local public library notifying patrons of this change in policy.