Longview Public Library party, club promote children's summer reading

Mya Blaylock, 7, plays in the foam party area at this past year’s Longview Public Library’s Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party. The annual party kicks off the library’s Summer Reading Club program for children.

The Longview Public Library will kick off its summer reading club with a party from 10 a.m. to noon June 7.

The outdoor event always attracts a crowd to the library at 222 W. Cotton St., with fun foam, bounces houses, a DJ, popcorn, Kona Ice, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and more. The event is free and open to families of all ages.

The Summer Reading Club encourages children to keep reading all summer through prizes to achieve reading goals set by the program. The program includes a host of other free activities for children. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming events:

■ Super Smash Bros.; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays June 10 through July 22; Longview Public Library

■ Story Time; 10:30 a.m. English, 11:30 a.m. Spanish, Tuesdays June 11 through July 23; Longview Public Library

■ Summer Reading Club Performer — “Science Tellers;” 10:30 a.m. June 12; Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Boulevard, Longview

■ Summer Reading Club Movie — “How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World;” 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 13; Longview Public Library

■ Family Game Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, Longview Public Library

■ Crafty Kids; 10 a.m. to noon Fridays June 14 through July 19; Longview Public Library

■ Legos at the Library, 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday June 15 through July 22; Longview Public Library