Do you have a few minutes to give the joy of reading to a child? If so, the Statesboro Regional Library is looking for volunteers to read to children during the 29th annual Reading Is FUNdamental (RIF) book distribution from Monday, April 28th through Friday, May 9th. Volunteers may sign up in person, or by telephone, at 764-1344 or 764-1346. There are 4 distributions each day, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and a school schedule is available if parents or grandparents want to read to their child’s class. Elaine McDuffie, Head of Youth and Family Services at the Library says many of today’s parents remember RIF and the excitement of coming to the library to choose their very own books when they were children. “Many moms and dads tell me that their love for books and the library began when they came to our library and saw a RIF puppet show as a child. They are thrilled to see their own children participating in this wonderful program!” “Reading is FUNdamental is all about the FUN in reading! Each year, library staff members use the Summer Reading Program theme to decorate the library and create a puppet play that emphasizes the importance of reading and visiting the library,” adds McDuffie. “This year’s theme is ‘Catch the Reading Bug,’ and the library staff and volunteers have been creating a very buggy atmosphere at the library.” During RIF sessions, children are encouraged to visit the library during the summer months and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Both programs provide reading incentives to encourage children to read for their own pleasure. Reading is FUNdamental provides books that children like to read and gives them a chance to choose a book of their own, to take home and keep free of charge. The library also plans many activities and special events during the Summer Reading Program designed to encourage children to keep reading during the summer months, for fun as well as prizes.