School may be out for the summer, but students are always encouraged to keep reading.
The Utica public library is helping kids out, with their free summer reading programs. Beginning Monday, kids who sign up get to continue their summer learning with all kinds of activities.
Among them, learning about dinosaurs, magic tricks using science, and an anti-bullying performance.
"It’s a great opportunity to prevent what is 'summer slide,' which is the break between one school year and the next school year, especially mathematics and science kids slide. This provides them a great opportunity to come in here, get some educational programs, some fun programs, keeps them off the streets, it’s a lot of fun," said youth services director Joshua Carlson.
The program runs from Monday through the first week of August and it’s open to all ages.
The program is sponsored by the M&T Bank/ Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc.