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Summer Reading Safari

Join us for a summer of exploration and excitement with a summer reading safari, beginning June 2 and ending July 28.

We’ve made exciting changes to the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Kids ages 3 to 12 can earn badges for completing themed missions with activities like coloring, drawing, and playing an instrument. All the explorers will get a lanyard to display their badges.

Teens can read to earn king-sized candy bars and movie tickets or Starbucks gift cards. Prizes are earned for reading 3, 5, 8, and 10 books. Teens can also participate in reading challenges and attend programs to earn badges.

The adult program has changed, too. Adults can earn a mug by reading 6 books and a special badge for reading 12 books. Certain programs also count as a reading credit. Parents who read out load to a child for 7 days also earn credit for reading one book. There will still be weekly prize drawings where every book read and entered is an entry.

We’re kicking off our Summer Reading Safari with two events on Saturday, June 2nd. Dave Dinaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles will get kids pumped up and for adults we’ll have Coffee, Donuts, & a Reader Pin to get fueled up for reading. We’re also excited about the Summer Book Buzz on Tuesday, June 12. Random House will be here to talk about their hottest summer titles and give away some fun stuff. We’ll also have treats from Busy Bee Bakery and a gift card from them to give away.

Adults who read a book discussion book and attend the discussion will get credit for two books read so check out the summer book discussions.

We hope you’ll join us on the safari and find something new and fun to explore!