BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
BOUNTIFUL — This summer, the Davis County library wants to take kids on an adventure through the nonfiction shelves.
Their summer reading program, called “Dig into Reading,” lets kids explore everything from catapults to animals to Egyptian history. The opening program, called “Dig into Digger Animals,” will be at the Farmington and Central branches on June 11, the Kaysville branch on June 12 and the Bountiful branch on June 13.
“We looked at a breakdown of the Dewey Decimal System, with art in the 700s and animals in the 500s,” said Laurel Pedersen, youth services coordinator for the Davis County Library. “We then picked programs that would help children really use and learn from those sections of the library.”
“Dig into Digger Animals,” presented by Scales and Tales, shows how snakes, reptiles and insects either burrow or use the burrows of other animals. The program will be held at 3 p.m. at all four locations.
In addition, the Farmington branch will hold “Dig into Drums,” on June 11 at 7 p.m., the same night and time that Centerville branch will present “Dig into Rhythm.” The next day, Kaysville will also hold “Dig into Something Green” at 7 p.m., while the Bountiful branch will “Dig into the Magic of the Renaissance” on June 13 at 7 p.m.
Other presentations held throughout the summer will include making inventions with household recyclables and stories and songs of the Utah pioneers.
“We want to show them all the fun things there is to read about,” said Pedersen.
The program is county wide, and runs until August 1. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the programs, and Pederson said that even parents are welcome.
“At the end of story time, I’ll sometimes ask ‘Did the parents learn something today?’ and they’ll say yes,” she said. “When that happens, I feel like a success.”
For a complete list of presentations, dates and locations throughout the entire run of the program, visit daviscountyutah.gov/library/kids/summer_reading_program/2013.
“All of the programs will be held more than once,” said Pedersen. “If you can’t attend at one time, please go online and look at all the other libraries and times. We want everyone to come.”