Even though children are out of school for the summer, there's no reason to stop learning and reading.
The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library has begun its summer reading program, 'Dream Big, Read'. Over 400 children registered to be part of it.
In addition to reading fun, second, third, and fourth graders got a safety message Wednesday from the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.
"It keeps up their reading skills during the summer," said assistant director for public services Margaret Harrison. "It has been proven that parents who read to children and children who read in the summer earn an additional almost $250,000 in income during their lifetime because of their reading skills."
The summer reading program continues through June. Sessions for different age groups meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.