LIBRARIES: Catch the Reading Express Summer Reading Program

Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program for Laguna Madre Children

The 2010 Texas Reading Club, “Libraries: Catch the Reading Express!” provides opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy reading. This self-paced reading program allows children to participate at their own reading level. A log will be provided to each child to track the books they read. In addition to reading the library will have special guests who will offer insight into the history of the railroad, travel by train and the various types of trains.

Registration:  Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 9.  Parents must register their children at the library

Program Dates:  Monday July 12 – Thursday July 29

Location: Port Isabel Public Library, 213  Yturria St., Port Isabel

Deadline for reading logs:  Monday, July 26   

Special Guests, Story time, Arts –n- Crafts: every Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs from 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. from July 12 – July 29

End of Program Celebration: On Thursday, July 29 children are invited to a day of fun with food and drink, prizes, music and dance. Every child who participates in the Summer Reading Program will receive a certificate signed by the State Librarian, Peggy Rudd, bearing his or her name. The time for this event will be announced at the start of the program.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Port Isabel Public Library and Loan Star Libraries, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. For more information about the Texas Reading Club, directions to the library and library hours, contact Marilyn Ponder at 956-943-0778 or email: