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Posted on: May 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Library plans celebration to kick off summer reading program

Small children in traditional Mexican dancing outfits perform indoors

PHOTO #1: Grupo Folklorico de Victoria performs in the Bronte Room during the Victoria Public Library Fun Fest Kickoff Celebration in 2021.

PHOTO #2: Children visit a booth to learn about the Victoria Fire Department during the Victoria Public Library Fun Fest Kickoff Celebration in 2021.

Readers of all ages are invited to the Victoria Public Library Fun Fest Kickoff Celebration to get warmed up for a fun-filled summer of reading and activities

Children and families at the library. There is a fire department booth.The kickoff will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4 at the Victoria Public Library. City departments, local nonprofits and businesses will provide games and activities. The event will also include live performances from community groups in the library’s Bronte Room:

  • 10:30 a.m.: YMCA Zumba 
  • 11:30 a.m. Grupo Folklorico de Victoria 
  • 12:30 p.m. Starlight Dance Studio 

The event is the official start to the Victoria Public Library’s summer reading program. Kids and adults can pick up reading logs at the library and read books during the summer to win prizes.

The library will offer events for children, teens and adults throughout the summer. Information about individual events will be updated through the calendar at www.victoriatx.gov/library. Events that have been planned so far include:

  • June 16: John O’Bryant magic show – 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center
  • June 16: Nerf war for adults – 7 p.m. at the library
  • July 8: “Encanto” singalong – 4 p.m. at the library
  • July 14: Teen Amazing Race – 6:30 p.m. at the library
  • July 23: Paw print art – 10 a.m. at the library
  • July 29: Foam bubble party – 2 p.m. in the library parking lot

To receive updates about summer events, follow the Victoria Public Library on Facebook or Instagram.

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