A free spring reading program “Starring Library Kids” will be offered at all Bonham libraries, including the Bonham Clementine McDaniel Branch from March 1 through May 31.

All children up to 12 years of age are invited to join the program, which offers lots of prizes, in addition to the pleasure of reading good books.

“The program encourages children to read for fun, and to read during the spring time”, says Jane Heath, children’s librarian at the Bonham Clementine McDaniel Branch. “In general, children who read more because they enjoy it, retain reading skills and improve their reading skills more than children who don’t read.”

Participants must read ten books to complete the program, and will receive stickers after completing their first, second, fourth and seventh books. After finishing the third book, they’ll earn a special reading program button. Kids can count books that are read to them, as well as books they read on their own. So, parents can help their children to win the first price and spend more time together thanks to this offer from local library.

The books may be chosen by participants as soon as they will sign up.

Those who complete the program may choose from a variety of prizes, including tickets to a baseball game in the New York City, passes to the Discovery Museum in Greenville, neon shoelaces, and paperback books.

To sign up for the program, just pay a visit to the Bonham library, 443 Oak St. For more information, call directly to the library.