Registration for the 2013 Summer Reading Club (SRC) will begin on Monday,
June 3, and continue through August 3, at all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations. Children from infancy through elementary school ages 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 10, and continue through August 3.
The theme for this year is “Dig Into Reading.” 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.
Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library, or they may register online by going to the FBCL website and clicking on the “Youth SRC Sign-Up” image, which will become available June 3.
After registering, participants will have their own online page on which to record their books. Reading rewards can be redeemed beginning Monday, June 10. 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 paper treasure chest to be displayed in that branch library. The last day to pick up rewards is August 31.
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 library Friends organizations -- that will be awarded to several lucky readers of 20 books or more, in a drawing at each library location, scheduled for August.
There is no charge to join the Summer Reading Club, and it is open to all children, regardless of the county of residence. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries, the Friends organizations that support the county library system, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality children’s summer-reading program materials for public libraries.
For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you.