This year's theme for the Daniel Boone Public Library system's summer reading program is "Dig Into Reading." The program will start on May 31 and run through early August. Patrons will be able to begin signing up for the program starting on May 31.
Dig Into Reading is open to all ages, and all branches of the library system.
The Little Diggers category is open to children aged from birth to five. This category encourages parents to read to their children, and challenges parents to read for thirty days over the course of the summer. Parents who keep track of the days will have the opportunity to select a board book to take home at the end of the summer.
The Dig Into Reading category, which is geared toward elementary school students, is for children 5 to 12 years old. Children in this category will be challenged to read 20 hours during the summer, and to complete 10 activities.
Children who complete the challenge will win a prize.
"This year there's a wonderful book bag," said Jerilyn Hahn, the children's librarian at the Callaway County Public Library. "It's a canvas navy blue bag, great for carrying around your books in."