Summer reading program underway

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will offer summer reading club (SRC) programs during the months of June and July for all ages.

The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District's Summer Reading Program is designed for youth from birth through high school as well as adults.

The theme this year is "Dig Into Reading" for children ages 3 to 12.

To get started, parents are urged to sign up for the program. Pre-registration is not necessary. Forms are available at each branch location.

Children may read or listen to material including: books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and audio books. Children can read or parents may read to their children. To check out materials from the library, a parent or guardian must have a valid library card.

Participants are asked to keep a record of the books they have read with a reading club booklet or calendar, available at local branch libraries.

Readers will receive a "Reading Club Award Certificate" for participating in the summer reading program as well as prizes along the way.

Several free programs will be offered throughout the summer. Children may participate in programs at any of the branch locations but may only sign up to read at one branch location.

"Beneath the Surface" is the program for teens ages 13 to 18. Participants may read or listen to any fiction or non-fiction book, magazine or newspaper, including audio books.

Special programs also are planned at branch libraries.

A special party at the end of the summer reading program will be announced.

"Ground Breaking Reads" is for adults 18 years and older.

Participants may read or listen to any fiction or non-fiction book, magazine or newspaper, including audio books.

Participants should complete an entry form for each item read or listened to between June and July. Entry forms are available at any branch library location. Forms will be used in drawings for prizes.

Drawings for prizes will be done at each branch location on July 3 and on Aug. 3.

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