At the end of this week, kids in Sheridan County will be free from the perceived bonds of institutionalized school for a few precious months.
As soon as the wind dies down, they'll be seen rafting the river, playing ball and kicking back. While academic freedom can be fun, Kevin Knapp, programming and volunteer coordinator at the library, says it's critical to keep up on reading skills over the summer.
The library's summer reading program kicks off at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Saturday, when adults and kids can pick up their punch cards and start racking up rewards.
At the end of the summer, there will be a grand prize drawing, where one reader in each category will win an iPad Mini.