Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off June 7

    This summer, kids of all ages are invited to track their reading progress and earn prizes as well as attend free events at their local libraries. All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) locations, including the Crookston branch, will offer the Summer Reading Program, which is centered around the idea of “building a better world.”

    To sign up, visit the Crookston Library or

     All Summer Reading Program events will be offered free of charge, and programs will be held at the Crookston Public Library on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. from June 7 through July 26, with a final event on Tuesday, August 1 .

    The summer will kick off June 7 with the Peace Flag Project. Kids are invited to come make a peace flag to hang in the library throughout the summer, sponsored by the Friends of the Crookston Library. The next week, Dr. Dan Svedarsky from UMC will be at the library on June 14 at 2 p.m. to discuss the importance of birds on our planet and in your backyard. Learn how you can support the work birds are doing to better our world. Plus, make a bird feeder to take home.

    The fun isn’t just for kids. Teens are invited to participate as well, with a Nerf War on Friday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Teens ages 13-17 are invited to bring their own Nerf guns and ammo. (Limit of two guns and 50 ammo per person). Pre-registration is required. Parental permission and transport are also required. Call Tammy at the Library at 281-4522 to register.

     Adults are also encouraged to join the fun. Participate in the library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Sizzlin’ Summer Reads,” beginning in June. Submit an entry form at the library for every four books you read for a chance to win prizes.