Stevensville MT Public Library offers fly fishing classes

Kids growing up in the Hamilton area of MT probably don’t realize how lucky they are until they pick up a fly rod—then they will begin to appreciate the great fly fishing opportunities in close proximity to their home.

The North Valley Public Library offers a Summer Children’s Program that includes fly fishing, and it’s free of charge.

All summer long, Stevensville’s North Valley Public Library opens its doors to Bitterroot kids looking to learn about the outdoors as part of its “Camp Out at Our Library” summer children’s program.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Each day is set aside for different age groups. And, the best part for parents and kids alike, it’s free.

“There is no charge for any of the programs, said Patricia Meakin, the library’s volunteer children’s program coordinator and grant writer. “All of it is paid by grants and donations.”

“It keeps them out of trouble,” she said. “It also keeps them away from that summer slide in their academic progress. Sometimes kids go backward through the summer months and lose something they’ve gained through the past school year.”

To keep that from happening, children are asked to try to read at least six books through the summer months as part of the program.

“We hope they’ll become interested in a variety of topics and then head right into the children’s section to find a book about that,” Meakin said. “They might think fly fishing is really exciting or maybe they’ll want to learn how to tie a fly. There are books available on both of those subjects.”


To read the full article in the Ravalli Republic, go HERE.  And speaking of books, at Take Kids Fly Fishing we have a list of children’s fly fishing books as well as books about fishing in general. Please visit our Books, DVDs and Games category.

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