DC Libraries Readers @ Play

DC Libraries Readers @ Play

Summer Reading Program is a carnival for the mind!

Douglas County Libraries’ 2017 Readers @ Play Summer Reading Program is a carnival for the mind! The program kicks off at all seven library locations on Saturday, June 3rd, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Kickoff parties include arts and crafts, games, face painting, photo ops, and themed story times. The annual reading program is for readers of all ages. For kids and teens, it’s a great way to strengthen reading skills and continue building literacy. This year’s program has a community goal of 4 million minutes of reading time between June 3rd and July 31st and when readers sign up for the reading program, they’ll receive sign-up gifts!

For children 12 and under, the goal is 720 minutes of reading. Kids can pick up reading logs to track their minutes at the kickoff parties or they may track their time online. Once they reach the midway point (360 minutes), they’re eligible to receive free prizes at their library. And once they complete all 720 minutes, they can receive a free book! (while supplies last)

For ages 13+, the goal is 900 minutes of reading. Teens and adults can track their reading and finish online. When the 900-minute goal is reached, finishers will be entered into a drawing to win a valuable gift card.

Douglas County Libraries is hosting several events over the summer in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program:

  • LEGO Amusement Park: Bricks 4 Kidz teaches the mechanics of favorite amusement park rides, helps kids build carousel and swing rides, and much more.
  • Band Practice: Kids can learn to play instruments in unison, as well as sing.
  • Motion Madness: Discover Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion and then have fun with them!
  • The Zoo Comes to You: Explore animal habitats and learn more from live animal and human guests from the Denver Zoo.
  • Move Your Body: Test speed and agility with pros from Karate Denver and learn about martial arts.

Visit DCL.org/summer-reading for more information on event dates, times and registration, as well as Summer Reading Program details.

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