The Strathmore Municipal Library's Summer Reading Program is back and offers more than just reading. 

While reading is the program's focal point, Program Coordinator Luke Schramm says there will be games and arts and crafts, with all activities centered around a particular theme. 

"Many of our stories and activities will have a space or galaxy theme, so we're pretty excited about that."

It's a seven-week program in which kids aged five to 17 can come in and keep up with their reading for the summer.

"It's super fun—there has been lots of planning to get the groundwork going so far. But we'll be busy with the kids come July, and it will be awesome."

Registration for the program opened on June 15 and will run until July 10. 

"We encourage people to register as quickly as possible. There are still tickets remaining for grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and the teen program. The K to grade 2 programs have sold out as of this morning."

According to Schramm, who has been a program coordinator for two years, parents' reaction is always great. 

"We usually get a lot of enthusiasm from parents. They're looking for a way to get their kids involved in the community during the summertime, see new friends, and keep up with their summer reading, which is super important." 

Schramm leaves off by saying that they need some volunteers to help with the program.

"Anybody ages 13 and up can volunteer with the program. You get to come in for it, which can be for the full day. It can be for one of the sessions during the day."

Schramm says it will help them out to deliver with crafts and story times. 

For more information, visit the Strathmore Municipal Libary's website. 

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