Library teams up with Parks and Rec for summer fun

June 6, 2016

Prosper’s Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Community Library this summer to offer a coordinated array of programs that will challenge young people to flex both their imaginations and their muscles.

On the muscles side of the equation, Parks and Recreation is offering archery, flag football, golf, multi-sport camps, speed sports and tennis. Session I starts today and registration is easily completed at www.prosperparksandrec.org. Details on cost, equipment and schedule are available online.

On the imagination side, the Library is playing host to a summer full of reading and fun events, including the annual Summer Reading Challenge. Starting on June 11, children 0-12 can enter and win prizes for completing it successfully. The challenge, which requires reading or being read to for 500 minutes, continues until the end of July.

The Summer Reading Challenge kickoff celebration on June 11 starts at 11 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. at the Library with activities, readings, light snacks, Kid ID prints and lots of fun.

Aside from the Summer Reading Challenge, the Library is also hosting the Summer Children’s Program on Tuesdays from June 14 to Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. for children from three to 12 years of age. On Thursdays, from June 16 to Aug. 11, also at 11 a.m., the Library presents Story Time for infants to six-year-olds.

The grand finale is scheduled for Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all manner of activities and award presentations.

Not to be outdone, the Parks and Recreation Department is also challenging kids’ imaginations with plenty of programs under the Brickz 4 Kids and Engineering 4 Kids umbrellas. Again, details on these programs can be obtained at www.prosperparksandrec.org.

And, new this year, a partnership between the Library and Parks and Recreation is the “Fun Fridays at Frontier.” Starting at 10 a.m., the hour-long program takes place in the pavilion. Youngsters, teens and parents are invited to participate in crafts and other fun and challenging activities. Among the activities and themes planned for the Fun Fridays at Frontier are: We Challenge You; Western Day; Art in the Park; Christmas in July; Prosper Green; and Silly Olympics. “Fun Fridays at Frontier” run from June 17 to July 29 with no activities on July 1.   These sessions are free and no registration is required.

Adult programs are also the focus of the Parks and Recreation Department this summer with programs such as Camp Gladiator, DDP YOGA, men’s softball and Stroller Strides.

Information, details and specifics on all Parks and Recreation programs can be obtained at www.prosperparksandrec.org, and information on Community Library activities and schedules can be obtained at www.prospertx.gov/residents/library.

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