Summer reading kicks off in Chase on June 18

CHASE — Science is mixing with reading this summer as Chase Public Library staff kick off this year's summer reading program, dubbed "Fizz, Boom, Read," on Wednesday, June 18.

"We're really excited about this year being a science theme," said library director Roxanne Ware. "We're going to have a lot of fun with it. We're very family oriented and we like to keep it that way."

Apart from gaining points and collecting prizes, summer reading participants and their parents have an opportunity to attend a fun program at the library from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. The events will focus on science, incorporating topics such as food, physics, weather and chemistry, and each will offer a snack, game, story time and craft.

Ware said the summer reading program, which lasts through Thursday, August 7, is valuable for the children and teens of the community for a number of reasons.

"Children don't have much to do in the summer in this area," she said. "The program gives them experience in the library, a chance to learn, to work together and how to keep education going through the months without school."

Chase Public Library Summer Reading Program Weekly Events: All programs begin at 10 a.m.
  • June 18: Splish, splash, science — experiment with water
  • June 25: Fizz, boom eat — popcorn, bread, honey, oranges and marshmallows
  • July 2: Wild weather explorer — weather science: snow, rain, lightning and tornadoes
  • July 9: The scoop on gloop — rockets, balloons, soda geysers and solid-liquid-both-neither
  • July 16: Techno fun — robot, simple machines and inventions
  • July 23: It's sense-ational and gross — sight, hearing, taste and smell
  • July 30: It's alive — alive, living and non-living
  • Aug. 6: Science and the arts — music, color, shapes and creativity
  • Aug. 7: Summer Reading Program Picnic