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Library to hold Reading Program, Bike Rodeo

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

The annual Summer Reading Program is bringing sports and fitness-themed programs to summer. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” The all-ages program kicks off Monday, June 6 to fill the summer with sports and fitness-themed programs and activities. The program is broken into different age groups - toddlers, children, teens and adults - each with their own activities, programs and prizes, encouraging everyone to exercise their reading skills during the summer.

The program kicks off Saturday, June 4 with a Bike Rodeo at the Huntington Library for all ages. Starting at 10 a.m., the Rodeo will feature various bicycle obstacle courses and bike-related stations. Participants need to bring their own bike and have it checked for safety with the Huntington Police and the Parkview Huntington Hospital. Parkview will also be donating a free bike helmet for every child that attends the rodeo. At 2 p.m. Mayor Brooks Fetters will kick off a Bike Ride with the Mayor through the Huntington bike trails beginning at Schenkel Station.

The reading program is open to everyone who wishes to participate whether or not they have a library card. Anyone in Huntington County can participate by reading his or her own books, or even library books inside either library. Library cards are only needed if participants wish to check library materials out - almost every other service the library offers is available for everyone to use. Signups begin Monday, May 23 at both libraries, and adults may sign up on the website at starting the same day. The program will end July 23.

The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, and the Markle Library at 155 W. Sparks Street, Markle.