Fizz, boom, socks encourage reading

Staff writer

Young readers in Marion have been learning how science and music relate to reading during Marion City Library’s summer reading program called Fizz, Boom, Read.

Participants have created fizzy volcanoes, slime, learned about crystals, and stacked liquids, among others.

Marler said this summer’s program has been exciting and fun so far with both afternoon story time sessions full.

To help encourage good reading habits for life in young people, a vocal and theatrical group called Sock Rockerz will perform at 10 a.m. July 11 at Marion Community Building.

“They’re a group of young people who sing and dance and tie their songs and stories to reading,” librarian Janet Marler said.

The show will include singing, dancing, a DJ booth, hand puppets, some magic, and silly socks, all in an effort to make the children attending the stars of the show.

Children are encouraged to wear silly socks and bring plenty of energy to the free show.

The concert is a day before the conclusion of the library’s first section of the summer reading program.

Elementary and middle school kids can still join the summer reading program by contacting Marler at (620) 382-2442.

 

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