Summer fun at the Tyler Public Library includes the Summer Reading Club and programs for children and teens at the Tyler Public Library, the city of Tyler announced. 

The Summer Reading Club’s main focus is reading, according to a news release.

“I tell the kids that their brains are like pencils, and if they read during the summer months, their pencils will be sharp and ready for a new school year,” Youth Services Librarian Linda Gray said.

Those who would like to participate in the program may pick up a Summer Reading Club log to track reading time.

That time can be: reading to a child, a child reading independently or listening to an audio book.

“A real benefit is one child reading to another child; both children should mark this time read. Once a child completes 12 hours of reading, they can complete their reading log and turn it for a paperback book of their choice, and be entered for some fun raffle prizes,” according to a news release. 

As far as programs, the kickoff party, which is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, will include storyteller and puppeteer Dru Woods.

During the event, people may get their first reading log, see a show at 1:30 or 3 p.m. and check out the great raffle prizes. 

“The fun continues with at least two programs each day, five days a week,” according to the news release.

The programs are for a range of ages. All events are free and some require registration.

For more information, visit, call 903-593-7323, email, or stop by the library, at 201 S. College Ave.

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