“Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Club for children. 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!
Registration for children under the age of 13 will require a parent’s email address. An email will be sent to that address with a link to confirm the registration and activate the child’s log-in page. The confirmation link is valid for 7 days after registration is initiated. If it is not confirmed within that 7-day period, the registration will expire. Parents may also set up a parent account by clicking on the specified link in the email, and selecting “log-in” in the upper right-hand corner. The parent account enables them to manage the accounts of all the children in their household and to monitor the reading activity of their children.
Library programs and activities begin during the week of June 8, and continue through August 1. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total number of books they read or have read to them.
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 an action bubble to be displayed in that branch library.
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.