Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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May 30, 2014

Next up is reading fun — Now that one big event is over Pauls Valley’s Toy and Action Figure Museum has its sights set on the next adventure.

This past weekend it was the annual Hot Wheels Double Dog Dare Derby drawing enthusiasts of the small racing cars from all over.

Now that the derby is over the museum is turning to its next big event — the summer reading program.

Combining books with some fun craft activities, the program is again focused on keeping kids into reading with school out of session during the summer months.

“The museum is starting to get in full swing for the summer,” museum Director Jodi Wood said.

“July will be our next big thing with our summer reading program.

“I’ve been working on that and more details will come out later.”

One thing looks to be a certainty — the coming summer program will feature “surprise guests” for reading and other activities, including a few craft projects for the youngsters.

A big changed planned for this year is the admission policy of the museum on the day of the weekly program at the Toy and Action Figure Museum located in downtown Pauls Valley.

Just like in the past each child taking part in the program will be admitted into the museum for free.

Now both the child and adult bringing them to the museum will come in at no cost.

“Kids three to nine years old are again free,” Wood said.

“This year the child and a parent or adult accompanying them to the program are both free,” she said.

“We want everyone to feel free to come and be a part our summer reading program.

“We want it to be a bigger and better program, so we’re hoping a lot of people will take part.”

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