Vail Library presents ‘Fizz Boom Read’ with the Salida Circus on Tuesday |

Vail Library presents ‘Fizz Boom Read’ with the Salida Circus on Tuesday

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The Salida Circus will perform at the Vail Library Tuesday to kick off the summer reading program.
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VAIL — The Vail Public Library will kick off its summer reading program, Fizz Boom Read, with the Salida Circus on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. The performance will begin at 2 p.m., after registration and the weekly summer reading activities.

The library is thrilled to have this improvisational show as its kick-off event. Salida Circus will explore the science of circus fun in a 60-minute interactive show. Audience members will discover the aerodynamics of acrobatics, the geometrics of juggling, the tension of the tightrope, the centrifugal force of spinning plates and much more.

Fizz Boom Read will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon (with entertainers beginning at 2 p.m.) from Tuesday through Aug. 5. Elementary school students entering first through fifth grades, locals and visitors alike, are encouraged to join this free reading program. Weekly events include a read-aloud story, art activities, games and then a special presenter.

New this year is a book discussion group geared toward students entering fourth through sixth grades. Participants will have the choice between the weekly Summer Reading program and a book discussion. This “tween” group will meet at the same time as the kids’ group to make it easy for the parents who have more than one child eligible for the programs. Local teens assist the children’s librarians to provide an enriching program. The goal is to keep students reading by way of fun activities and a prize store with reward-based incentives.

Now in its seventh year, the annual Summer Reading Program helps prepare students for a successful return to school in the fall. Without such programs, children sometimes experience a loss in reading fluency during the summer months. Programs encouraging reading, critical skills and creativity often inspire reluctant readers in a non-academic setting.

Registration is free and available at the event as well as online at http://www.vail For more specific information, visit or call 970-479-2187.

All summer reading program events are free. Parents are always welcome.

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