MOSES LAKE - The North Central Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is underway with free programs offered at all 30 of its public libraries.
The Summer Reading program, themed “A Universe of Stories,” encourages children to build reading skills and prevent learning loss over the summer, and brings a number of engaging activities for all ages to local public libraries.
Signup is now open at any of the 30 branches in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties. Participants will receive a printed challenge pack and reading log to track summer reading progress. Every three books read earns a prize entry and every Challenge Pack Orbit completed also earns an entry.
“The goal is still to encourage pleasure reading, but also to engage everyone with all of NCRL’s resources and to foster a strong sense of community,” stated Abby Osborn, children’s services manager for NCRL.
This year, NCRL is expanding its traditional summer program to include a wide array of opportunities for all ages to experience at the library. Kids, teens and adults and earn rewards by reading, participating in activities and attending programs at the library, using online library services, and exploring the community.
Among the activities offered include the Chelan County and Grant County PUD programs, the library district’s STEM science experiments, Book-It Repertory Theatre performances, author visits and more. A calendar of events is available online here http://ncrl.evanced.info/signup/list?df=list.
Signups for the Summer Reading Program are also available online at www.ncrl.org/slp.