News • August 11, 2022

Wilmer Summer Reading Program readied children for back-to-school

WILMER – The city of Wilmer wrapped up its Summer Reading Program just in time for students to get back to school with lasting memories of days spent at the library during the hottest part of the year.

“The City of Wilmer is always pleased to engage our residents and the city’s 2022 Summer Reading Program presented such a positive experience for children, teens, and adults,” said Wilmer Mayor Sheila Petta.

The E.M. Gilliam Memorial Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program officially ended last week with an end of Summer Reading Party. Children and teens were invited to Wilmer’s Summer Reading Program beginning in early June with activity scheduled every Thursday. The program was also targeted to adults and was held twice a month on Tuesdays.

Reading challenges were offered for children ages 4 to 11 and tweens/teens ages 12 to 18. The program was sponsored this year by Sonic and Whataburger. The summer reading club prizes awarded offered were diverse with categories ranging from “Back to School” to “I Love to Read” to an art theme category.

“Participants in this year’s Summer Reading Program were excited to explore new topics on a weekly basis and adults also enjoyed taking part in the Summer Program,” said Jennifer Dominguez, interim library director. “On behalf of the city, I express a big appreciation to the sponsors that contributed in making this program a huge success. We offered activities, learning, movies, and a wonderful time along with making wonderful memories for all who participated.”