By Brannan Mathis
Every summer, public libraries across the country provide an incentive-based program to encourage kids and teens to read throughout the summer, thus helping to prevent the backward summer slide.
Library summer reading programs are also designed to encourage youth to:
•Spend more time reading over the summer.
•Increase their enjoyment of reading.
•Increase their motivation to read.
•Read more confidently.
•Return to school ready to learn.
•Improve their reading achievement and vocabulary skills.
•Perceive reading to be important.
For two months in summer, Fannin County Library does a wonderful job at creating several hands-on activities to keep the local children engaged in learning and to keep their minds active.
This past Thursday, July 7, Clare Barton, Fannin County Library, and Tina Rice, local tie dye artist, entertained several special ladies while teaching them the art of tie dying lovely garments. It was a fun time for all as one can see in their smiling faces.
Thank you so much, talented ladies, for donating your time to inspire our local youth!