Library offers summer reading club again — with a few twists

By Lindsay Advocate

The Summer Reading Club is going to look a lot different this year, but the library still wants to make reading fun. There are reading challenges for people of all ages.

Kids will receive a passport to track their weekly reading. The more you read, the more draw entries you will receive.

You’ll get bonus points if you participate in challenges such as picking up garbage or donating to the local food bank too.

At the end of the summer, you will be entered into a draw to win a loaded gift basket filled with items from local businesses.

Adults, the library bingo cards are back and better than ever. Teens, you can participate in bingo this year too. A completed line in any direction will give you one entry into the end of summer draw.

Completing the entire bingo card will get you 12 entries. The library wants to support local as much as possible, so the prize is a $50 gift card to a local business of your choosing.

Bingo cards can be picked up at any local branch that is open for pickup service, or downloaded from the website here.

Since the library can’t host in-person programming, they have created virtual programming options.

Enjoy a storytime, participate in a book club, do a Lego challenge, make a recipe and more.

Follow them @kawarthalibrary on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to access these programs.

The library also has a fun summer line-up of neat crafts you can do at home. There are ideas on how you can add in elements of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to your project.

Pick up your kit at an open branch (while supplies last) or download the instructions from our website to make it at home. Some craft kits include making a reading banner, straw rockets and more.

“We are thrilled that we are still able to offer the Summer Reading Club,” says Lyndsay Bowen, Library Specialist of Outreach and Community Engagement.

“It may be different, but we are excited about our virtual program lineup, and can’t wait to see some familiar faces come to pick up their passports, Bingo cards and Summer STEAM Project material.”

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