Misty Smith, Youth Services librarian for the Marble Falls Public Library, explains how the passport works in the library’s annual Travel the World reading program for kids. January’s country is Japan. Screen-captured image
Explore a new country each month through the Marble Falls Public Library’s annual Travel the World program, which includes a reading passport and a monthly box of goodies from different countries. January’s goodie box is from Japan.
“Parents can register their children at the front desk,” said Youth Services librarian Misty Smith. “The child gets a reading passport, and, each month, they will receive a new country they are going to travel to in a book. They will come to the library, read the book pertaining to that county, and get a stamp in their passport.”
Kids can write notes in the passport to personalize it as they “visit” each country. When their passport is stamped, they will also get a goodie box.
The January box is all about Japan and includes fun facts, a recipe, a sushi-shaped eraser, green tea, Japanese candy, and an origami bookmark with paper and instructions on how to fold an origami penguin.
Other programs for young readers at the Marble Falls Public Library include:
Kids’ Winter Reading Challenge. Register online for the program, which ends Feb. 15. Read and log your books for a chance to win a prize. An adult challenge is also available to win a Kindle Paperwhite. Drawing for the prize will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 on Facebook Live.