Summer reading still transports kids to other worlds

Written by on July 13, 2020

Summer reading still transports kids to other worlds

By Ben Stemrich

July 13, 2020

Pandemic-related closures have posed challenges for parents this summer. But one traditional staple prevails. The Bethlehem Area Public Library’s “Summer at My Library” program endures – but with curbside pick-up this year. WLVR’s Ben Stemrich has more.

This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” The program offers Dungeons and Dragon starter kits, contests and, of course, books for kids who are preschool aged through teens. 

Participants can manage their summer reading online, according to Edana Hoy, who heads Youth Services at the library.

“We’re now providing curbside service or I should say front door service. They request items online, for free at this time and come pick them up and then we tell them about the summer program. They’re surprised we’re still doing this, despite the fact that we’re outside and not inside,” said Hoy.

Parent Debbie Stevenson from Bethlehem says she is grateful for the program.

“So good to have a place to come with the swimming pools closed and have these wonderful people set up outside to come and get activities. We have activities in our backpack we’re gonna go home and do now…”

Find out more at BAPL.org/Summer or stop by the main library or any of its branches. 

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