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Pearsall Public Librarian Jennifer Muniz kicked off the annual summer reading program with a family game day on Monday, June 5. Muniz offers the summer reading program as a way to reduce the youths’ learning loss known as summer slide that takes place over the two-month break. The program keeps children reading and engaged in learning as a way to maintain literacy gains they made during the school year, she said. Registration opens on Monday, June 12, for the free six-week reading program for children ages 0 to 17. Participants can sign up at the library until June 23; reading logs are due by July 21. “They can set their own reading goals, read at their own pace, then visit the library to collect their incentive prizes,” the librarian said. The program has three age divisions: ‘Read to Me’ for ages 0-8; ‘Independent Readers’ for ages 9-12; and ‘Teens’ for ages 13-17. At the end of the summer, those who completed the program will attend a party to receive prizes donated by the city and other contributors. Along with the summer reading program, the library offers daily events to encourage everyone to visit the facility. On Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning at 2 p.m., Muniz challenges participants’ creativity by offering classes ranging from building to food challenges. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Muniz reads a book to patrons and then offers an arts and crafts session related to the story. Further information on the library’s summer activities can be found on the municipal facility’s Facebook page.