A Universe of Stories



The Henry County Library is gearing up for the 2019 summer reading program. This year’s theme is ‘A Universe of Stories’. The Library has a full slate of programs, events, and prizes this summer to encourage people of all ages to read throughout the summer.

The Summer Reading Program officially kicks off on Thursday, June 6th. The library will be hosting ‘Mad Science’ a family friendly group of scientists who will be doing fun and wacky interactive science experiments related to space travel. This program will take place at Windsor Elementary at 9:00 AM and at Henry Elementary at 1:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend! This program is funded through an IMLS grant and overseen by the Missouri State Library.

The summer reading program runs from June 6th through Aug 2nd. There are programs for people of all ages, from babies to adults. Just come to either library location and sign-up. You will get a goody bag just for participating along with a reading log to keep track of all your reading over the summer. Once you fill out your log, you will get a prize and an entry into our grand prize drawing! Our grand prizes include a telescope, a drone, a rocket play tent, and planetarium goggles, and are sponsored by local businesses in the area.

The library will also be hosting fun programs throughout the summer from book clubs, to galaxy painting, to star jars, to planetary bowling. Check out our web-site www.henrycolib.org for all the details.

The goal of the summer reading program is to encourage reading throughout the summer. Children who read during the summer maintain their reading skills and can start the school year on the right foot. Those who don’t read throughout the summer can lose the progress they made during the previous school year and start the new year already behind. It is incredibly important for children to continue reading throughout the summer in order to stay on track academically.

Make sure you take the whole family to the library this summer to enjoy all of these fun and free programs. Not only will you have a great time but you will learn all about the fascinating topic of space and the solar system during a Universe of Stories.