City Libraries to Kick Off Summer Reading Program

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –  Do you know about “the summer slide”? It’s when kids begin to lose some of their reading skills after the school year. The Corpus Christi Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program is a terrific way to keep kids reading as they enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities.

For over 50 years, the City’s Summer Reading Program has been an annual tradition for area students. From Monday, June 4 through Saturday, August 18, young readers up to 17 years of age are invited to participate in a variety of events which include story time, crafts and science demonstrations.

Participants are also encouraged to pick up a Summer Reading Booklet at any Corpus Christi public library which can be used to track points received by attending events and checking out books. These points can be redeemed for prizes throughout the summer. Details are available at

Contact Youth Librarian Patricia Herrera at (361) 826-7070 or by email at for more information.