Numerous options for keeping cool as summer heats up

By Derek Gean
Assistant editor

As summer officially kicks off and  the days of summer school are ending, some parents are looking for options to stay cool and keep the kids busy.

Fort Leonard Wood organizations are offering events and programs to Families during the summer.

Bruce C. Clarke Library
If you haven’t enrolled your children (and even yourself) in the Bruce C. Clarke Library Summer Reading Program, there is still time to register. The program, themed “Reading by Design” will remain underway through July 14.

According to Lacie McMillin, children’s library technician, the program is designed to encourage readers to explore creativity in writing, art, building, and inventing.

“All ages are welcome to participate, even babies and adults,” McMillin said. “Everyone who is eligible for a library account is welcome to sign up.”

To register, visit…