Thursday, June 2, 2011

Annual Seattle Public Library Summer Reading Program Has Started

The 2011 Seattle Public Library Reading Program kicked off this week.  This year's theme is “Where Does Reading Take You?”

The annual program encourages everyone, especially children, to read during the summer.

You can sign up for the program at the Northeast Branch or at any of the Seattle library branches by simply entering your name in the notebook binder.

As part of the program young readers:

•Set their own reading goal, get a reading log from your librarian and track the books that are read
•Collect a sticker for each book read
•When 10 books are read, participants will win a paperback book of their choice.
The completed reading log can also be exchanged to get a free pass to the Burke Museum to be used between July 1st and October 31st of this year.
•If 10 books are finished by Monday, August 1st, the readers name will be entered into a drawing for the city librarian's popular Breakfast of Champions held at the Space Needle.

The Summer Reading Program is designed to prevent summer setback among school-age children, encourage reading for pleasure, provide opportunities for lifelong learning, the SPL website says.
The Library also has sets a city-wide reading goal for the summer goal of 150,000 books read.

"Please help us reach our goal! Track the number of books you read and tell your librarian," the website says.

The Northeast Branch is having a number of summer events that are listed here, including a Scavenger Hunt next week, regular toddler, preschool and pajama storytimes and Adult classes such as Facebook and Computer Skills classes.

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