Now that school is out for most of our youngsters, parents are trying to figure out how their children can keep learning through the summer.
That's the goal of the United Way, they're giving away free children's books at events all this week. Volunteers read books to the kids at several locations, and afterwards, each child can take a few books to take home and keep.
Local elementary school principal, and father, says reading at home can help create positive routines.
"One of the most important things is simply to read with your children, and they see you reading," Keith Johnson said, "that really is one of the most important activities you can do is to just show your child that you're a reader, and to encourage that love of reading."
Here is a complete list of the events:
June 11, 2014 -- McMillan Memorial Library (outside), 6:00pm
June 12, 2014 -- Think Academy Playground, Rudolph, 11:00am
June 12, 2014 -- Vesper Community Academy Playground, 1:30pm
June 13, 2014 -- Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo, 11:00am
June 13, 2014 -- Adams-Friendship Elementary School Playground, 1:30pm
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