Vail summer reading program focuses on rivers, water |

Vail summer reading program focuses on rivers, water

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Sarah Fleury and Matt Sprecher will be the special guests at the Town of Vail Public Library during the Summer Reading Program today.

The program occurs from 1-3 p.m. and is for children ages 6-11. Children may register any Tuesday to receive a packet that contains a reading log. Summer Readers can then document their minutes spent reading and receive a prize for each hour.

This year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program is “Splash into Reading.” This week, the stories, games and crafts will be focused on our local rivers and water conservation efforts.

“I am really excited about coming to your event, and I can’t wait to see the children interact with the games and information I bring,” said Sarah Fleury, water conservation officer for the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District.

She will have interactive tools for the children to gauge water use and games about water conservation.

“If weather permits, experiments and games will be conducted outside,” said Michelle Jirenecof the Town of Vail Public Library. “Sarah will be opening the tap to a flood of fun this Tuesday!”

Minturn Anglers, co-owner Matt Sprecher will present in the second half of the program. Under his guidance, children will be entertained with a fly fisherman’s relay, casting lessons and target practice.

“Parents are welcome to stay and witness the transformation of their children into avid fly fisher boys and girls,” said Jirenec.

Although families of readers are always welcome, this event is suited for ages 6 and older. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit The Town of Vail Public Library can now be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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