Summer reading program kicks off Friday |

Summer reading program kicks off Friday

ASPEN – Pitkin County Library’s “Dream Big: READ!” free summer reading program kicks off Friday with a party in Plaza Park behind the library.

At the Wish Upon a Star party, which begins at 11 a.m., kids and families can register for the library’s various reading programs, including: Read-to-Me for families, “Dream Big: READ” for students entering grades one through four, and a tween program for kids entering the fifth through eighth grades. In addition to registering for the reading program, Friday’s party includes games, activities and light refreshments.

As part of the summer reading program the library offers free age-specific events weekly until Aug. 10, ranging from movies nights and storytelling to nature and science presentations. Students entering grades one through four meet every Tuesday; students in fifth through eighth grades meet every Friday.

High school students meet on Wednesday evenings, and this Friday, they are invited to an ice cream social and reception beginning at 2 p.m.

For more information, call the Pitkin County Library at 970-429-1900 or visit

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