The Prosper Public Library has many summer activities to promote literacy and learning for both kids and adults. This year’s theme is a “Summer of Science” in which weekly activities educate youth on fun and exciting topics. These interactive learning opportunities serve as a free way for parents to make sure that their little ones are engaged during the summer months.
Prosper librarian Leslie Scott said the library has activities for all ages. On Tuesdays, staff offers a series of science demonstrations and programs for 4- to 12-year-olds. In order to involve the younger kids, Thursdays are set aside for story time, perfect for infants to 6-year-olds. Fun Fridays are for all ages and take place at Frontier Park.
“These activities are a celebration of literacy and coming together,” Scott said. “Libraries are a place of entertainment and education. What that evolves into is up to the community. Our community is really engaged because they are young and vibrant.”
The library is not just a place for the little ones, however. The “One Book One Town” program helps to involve adult readers as well.
“This is our third year to offer One Book One Town,” Scott said. “This year is a theme of overcoming obstacles. The book for adults is called “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. I choose supplemental books that follow the same theme, a teen book, and a book for babies and toddlers that are along the same theme.”
At the end of the summer, the library hosts meetings in the vein of a book club in order to allow people to discuss what they have read. Scott hopes the addition of age-appropriate supplemental books with the same theme will help promote family discussions and involvement as well.
“We’re here for the community,” Scott said. “We love being busy. We love when the community utilizes us. We will have even more opportunities to grow when we move into our new location. The community has been awesome this summer, as always. Literacy is what we’re all about but in a place where people can come together.”
The library’s list of activities and schedule of programs can be found on their website at www.prospertx.gov/residents/library/.