Rapid City Public Library Launches “Dig Into Reading”
The Rapid City Public Library on Saturday held one of its most popular events of the year.
The library's annual puppet show is designed to coincide with their theme for the year.
This year's theme is to "dig into reading".
To help them promote that message, the library brought in Markie Scholz.
This professional puppeteer has performed at the library for many years.
Her production, Dragons Are Too Seldom, was written around this summer's reading theme.
Helping to help promote young kids to start reading early, and to read often.
Susan Braunstein, Programming Associate at the RC Public Library, says, "Different studies have shown that if the kids aren't reading throughout the summer, when they get back to school, they fall behind pretty easily. And it's just so essential that we do whatever we can to encourage them to keep reading throughout the summer."
It's recommended that children either read or be read to for at least 15 minutes a day.
The library will have more events throughout the summer to continue to encourage kids to walk into the library and to dig into reading.