Summer Reading Program activity encourages teens, children to read together

HENDERSON, Nev.Summer reading can be a fun, solitary activity, but for some elementary school-aged children, they need encouragement from a mentor to keep turning the pages.

Henderson Libraries’ Summer Reading Program encourages this interaction with the Adopt-a-Reader program from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for three sessions June 14-30, July 5-21 and July 26-Aug. 11 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway at Sunset Road as well as at the Gibson Library, located at 100 W. Lake Meade Parkway in the back of the Target parking lot. Middle and high school honor students meet with children in grades first through fifth once a week to read together for 30 minutes and enjoy reading-related games. The program is free.

The goal of the Adopt-a-Reader program is to increase reading skills and enjoyment by providing reading support and encouragement.

Volunteers were recruited through communications with school counselors, Friends of Henderson Libraries and Spread the Word Nevada. Participants are required to register in person at either theGreenValleyor Gibson Libraries.

Henderson Libraries’ annual Summer Reading Program offers fun activities, themed programs and incentives for children, teens and adults throughout the summer. In response to participant feedback, this year’s program will last longer than previous years’ summer reading programs. The Summer Reading Program lasts from June 11 through Aug. 27.

All six of Henderson Libraries’ locations are taking part in the Summer Reading Program, which has something to offer for all ages. This year’s theme is “Travel Around the World.” Each age group has a theme as well. Those are: “One World, Many Stories” (children), a geography-themed “You are Here” (teens) and “Novel Destinations” (adult).

Henderson Libraries’ Summer Reading Program will kick off Saturday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at theHendersonEventsPlaza– located at200 S. Water downtownHenderson. The kickoff event will last until 1 p.m. The event will feature free activities including a bounce house, games, community booths and much more. 

At the kickoff, children and adults alike can sign up to take part in Henderson Libraries’ summer reading program.

Established in 1943 as a single library in downtownHenderson, Henderson Libraries now operates six locations throughoutHenderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, theClarkCountySchool Districtand around the state to provide quality service forNevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit or call 702-492-6580.