Colleyville summer reading program goes cover to cover with party

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Summer Reading Finale When: Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Public Library, 110 Main Street. Cost: Free, refreshments available for sale.

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In Colleyville, there’s only one way to finish a summer of reading: a wet and wild party in front of the library.

The city will end its season-long reading program with a celebration from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday. The event will include music, crafts, carnival games, a petting zoo and rides.

Mary Rodne, library director, said the event has been around since 2004.

“It’s the kids’ time to celebrate the end of summer and it’s sort of our last program before school starts,” she said.

As children go back to school, the library reduces the amount of weekly programs it offers.

She said this year’s reading program had 1,187 participants.

“The summer reading programs do get them excited,” she said. “It’s all to make them life-long learners and make them interested in reading.”

This year’s event will feature additional inflatables, water slides and a zip-line.

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