Places: Flathead County Public Library

By Beacon Staff

School is out but young readers can continue learning at the Flathead County Library’s five locations across the valley. There, readers will find a wealth of adventure, history, fantasy and bugs … bugs?

“Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme for this year’s summer reading theme for children from infancy through fourth grade. Along with encouraging kids to log hours of book time, the library carries over the bug theme into children’s programs such as Spinny Spider Tales, Bring on the Butterflies and a visit from the “Bug Guy,” among numerous other programs through August. The summer reading program is also available for teens, grades 6 through 12.

Teens are also invited to the Anime/Manga club where they are encouraged to participate in book discussions focused on the popular graphic novel. The library Web site is an endless well of information for teens, including book reviews written by local children, financial aid information and a place for homework help and college information.

Voracious readers and book club lovers should take advantage of book club kits. Any book club may participate and current novels include: “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” Devil in the White City,” “Ghost Map,” “Into the Wild,” and “The Road,” among others.