The Carrollton Public Library kicked off their Summer Reading Program on June 1st. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Pounds speak with Director Sue Lightfoot.

Sue Lightfoot

Director Sue Lightfoot said the statewide theme this year is Dig into Reading. “We dig into your past and your family history. We can dig into the ground, fossils and archeology. Then of course digging as it pertains to construction.” She added, “It’s a very vague theme so we’ve taken the different weeks and subdivided that out.”

Lightfoot said programs like these are important to help keep children interested in reading. “Basically it just promotes literacy and to keep them reading and studying. When it’s summer children want to go to the pool and they want to have fun. There is a way they can learn while they’re having fun. That’s what the Summer Reading Program is all about.”

The Children’s Reading Program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Public Library. For more information visit their website at carrolltonlibrary.com