Programs celebrate summer reading season

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 10:24 am

Worthington Libraries has a trio of summer reading programs planned that will keep area readers clued in and getting their green on through August.

Registration for all three summer reading programs starts Saturday, June 6 for at Old Worthington Library, Northwest Library and Worthington Park Library.

  • Kids
    The theme of this year's club, "Get a Clue. Read.," means kids through sixth grade don't have to search any further than the Library for summer fun! Just by reading (or have an adult read to them), terrific prizes are theirs for the taking. Prizes include a coupon sheet full of summertime offers, a bike raffle entry and a backpack.
  • Teens
    It's easy for ages 12-18 to earn prizes during the "Get Your Green On" summer reading program. Reading, of course, is one way, but there's also posting to the Worthingteens blog, attending Library programs and following the Library on Twitter. After reaching 15 points, participants earn a recycled Zing Ring flyer. Those earning 30 points get an aluminum sports bottle, and are entered into a drawing for an iPod Nano.
  • Adults
    Like the teens, adults will also earn points by completing activities during the environmentally-themed "Get Your Green On" reading program. Reading a book or reading to a child, using the library's IM reference service and subscribing to one of the library's online newsletters are just a few ways to rake in points! At 15 points, participants earn a bookmark with seeds you can plant. A recycled cardboard notepad is the 30-point prize.

Presented in conjunction with Columbus Metropolitan Library and Southwest Public Libraries, all three programs, which conclude on August 1, are fully funded by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries.

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