'Sail Away with Books' begins Monday

Submitted, Orange Grove Journal

The 2007 Texas Reading Club, "Sail Away With Books!" provides opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy reading. It begins June 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Intermediate Library. This free program is co-sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and includes weekly reading activities and events.

"More than 150 children participated in the program last year," said District Librarian Georgia Witt. "This year we anticipate that the children of Orange Grove will participate in even greater numbers."

Information about the Summer Library Program is available by calling 361-384-2495 x616 and on the district Web site, www.ogisd.esc2.net.

The program will run Monday to Thursday until June 28.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to noon.

Weekly events will include an officer from the United States Navy, Bernadette Nason, storyteller with "Sail Away with Books," Joan Latham and her feathered friends, and the opportunity to earn a free ticket to Barnum and Bailey Circus and various other prizes.