The Yolo County Library’s 2011 summer reading program was a resounding success, officials report.
Community participation shows how relevant the library is to all ages, Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong says. In all seven communities with county branch libraries, 624 children up to age 5, 1,344 children ages 6 to 12, 282 teens and 199 adults enjoyed a variety programs over the summer, including cartooning workshops with comic book artist Robert Armstrong and a show by renowned magician Jon Lopez, who grew up in Winters.
“Research shows that children who continue to read over the summer months are better prepared for school in the fall,” Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Rexroad said in a news release.
Added Wong, “Summer reading at the library is a great way to keep your child reading and ready for school. If you and your family weren’t able to participate this year, stay tuned for next summer’s program and events.”
Summer reading programs are supported by the Friends groups at each county branch library, along with many local businesses.