CROWN POINT | Readers have been making a splash at the Crown Point Community Library all summer, with the summer reading program set to end July 30.
Reading during the summer is a priority for all ages, especially schoolchildren, with a source from the New York City Public Library reporting that research shows that students lose a month of reading skills for each month they do not read each summer.
Lunch on the Lawn was held on four Mondays at noon on the front lawn of the Crown Point library's Carnegie Building just south of the downtown square. All ages enjoyed eating their picnic lunch while listening to stories read by local community leaders.
Stories in the Park were held on four Wednesdays at the Lake County Fairgrounds, with a variety of activities and stories offered, rain or shine.
Youngsters have also enjoyed Reading to the Dogs and Funtastic Friday activities.
For more information about reading programs and special events at the library, 214 S. Court St., Crown Point, or its Winfield branch, 10645 Randolph St., call (219) 663-0270.