County Library Annual Summer Reading Challenge Starts

The Lake County Library’s annual summer reading challenge begins Saturday, June 12. By signing up for summer reading with the library, children, teens, and adults will have the opportunity to win various prizes, including stickers, small toys, a Samsung tablet, or gift cards to local businesses. 

Participating in the library program is a fun way for residents to challenge themselves to read more over the summer. For students, reading over summer break can prevent summer learning loss and help them start the next school year out on the right page.

The library has programs for pre-K, kids, teens, and adults. Children who can’t quite read on their own can still sign up and parents can record the books that they read together.

Once sign-ups start on June 12 residents can register on the Library’s summer reading website. Registration is open at any time until summer reading ends on August 29. Anyone who wants to sign up can head to the library website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov and click “Summer Reading”.

Residents don’t have to go online. They can also register and take part by visiting their local branch. All library branches have been open to the public since late March.

Once registered, participants can start reading books and get points by logging their reading, either online or by visiting the library. All reading counts, including eBooks, print books, audiobooks, comics, or whatever participants like to check out from the library and read.

Reading is its own reward, but the library offers prizes to make summer reading more fun. There will be prize drawings throughout the summer. The more points participants earn the greater chance they have to win. The Friends of the Lake County Library, a community non-profit membership organization, provides all the prizes.

Once participants read enough to earn 1,000 points the Friends of the Lake County Library will donate a book to the library in their name. The book will have their name inside commemorating their reading achievement and they will be the first person to check it out.

Visit the Lake County Library Website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov.

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