Havre has it for kids, too
Last updated 6/17/2016 at 7:56pm
Young people often spend the school year waiting for summer vacation, but when it comes they end up singing the refrain "there's nothing to do."
That should not be the case in Havre.
Havre organizations offer an array of things for young people to take part in during the summer, starting with the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line.
The club is holding its annual summer program for members from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Along with educational activities, the club has indoor and outdoor recreational activities during their June 13 to Aug. 25 summer session.
North Central Montana Transit once again will provide daily rides for students from their homes to the club and back.
The city of Havre Parks and Recreation Department hosts a summer program at Pepin Park that provides elementary-school-aged kids a chance to participate in games, crafts and special events through July 29.
The programs are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The crafts are held during the afternoon session.
Parks and Recreation also offers summer tennis lessons. The first session is already underway, but beginner, intermediate and advanced tennis players can still sign up for the July 11-29 session by calling 265-5781 or 265-8161.
The Havre Community Pool is open for the summer, as well.
Havre-Hill County Library has activities all summer for young people, even if the weather is not all that great.
The Lego/robotics program continues throughout the summer on Thursdays.
The library's Summer Reading Program offers fun incentives for young people to continue their reading during the summer months. The theme of this year's program is sports.
Jessica Simms, the children's librarian, said many kids have expressed interest in this year's program, but for those kids who want to do more than just read she has launched a short story writing program.
Several other programs are also offered at the library, she said.