Children from infancy through elementary school-age are invited to come to the library to read a lot of great books, see some exciting programs, and join in some fun activities to kick off a great summer! Library programs and activities begin during the week of June 9, and continue through August 2. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total number they read or have read to them, or on the total number of hours they spend reading. Reading rewards can be redeemed beginning Monday, June 9. For the first five books read, the child will receive a bookmark. The rewards continue with a certificate for 10 books, a pencil for 15 books, and a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. For every 20 books read, the participant’s name will also be written on a rocket ship to be displayed in that branch library. The last day to pick up rewards is August 30.
Young patrons are also invited to register to win plush book-characters that will be given away in weekly drawings. In addition, the names of participants will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from area stores -- donated by the Friends of the Library organizations -- that will be awarded to several lucky readers of 20 books or more, in a drawing scheduled in August at each library location.