Hallsville summer reading

Hallsville is bringing back its popular summer reading program for a fourth summer.

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville ISD is once again teaming up with city, business and community officials to bring back its popular summer reading program for a fourth summer, co-organizer Brandon Sheffield said Friday.

The program, founded by Hallsville ISD and Sheffield, provides Hallsville children and students with an opportunity to continue reading throughout the summer by receiving free books to take home and read with events scheduled at various places around Hallsville.

Students may also check out books from the elementary schools’ libraries.

“We have some children here as young as three or four years old and they are getting a jump on reading, while other students are able to keep up their reading skills throughout the summer months,” Sheffield said. “We will meet at 10 a.m. every Tuesday beginning June 4 and ending the week of July 30.”

The first of the weekly summer reading events was scheduled for Tuesday morning at Hallsville North Elementary School during which attendees were to be read a book by a guest and to pick out a free book.

Hallsville ISD elementary students can check out a book from their elementary school’s library from 8 a.m. to noon each Tuesday.

The Summer Reading program locations will vary each week, with meetings set for Hallsville City Hall, Hallsville police and fire departments and Hallsville City Park.

The summer reading program serves about 35 to 45 children each week during the summer and is geared toward children ages 4 to 10.