Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) invites readers of all ages to stay engaged with the library and books during its Spring Reading Challenge, which begins online today. Participants can start the challenge by registering at midcolumbialibraries.org/spring-reading-challenge-2020. Everyone who registers will be entered in a weekly drawing for one of several Amazon digital gift cards.
MCL closed its 12 branches and Bookmobile from March 17 through April 24 to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19); however, cardholders can enjoy 24/7 access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and more on the library website, midcolumbialibraries.org.
There are two ways to participate in the reading challenge. Readers can play Book Bingo, track their reading or listening time in a reading log, or do both for more chances to win a Kindle or Apple AirPods.
One fun way to earn a bingo square is to watch an online storytime. MCL now hosts Facebook Live Storytime With Ms. Haley each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am on its Facebook page.
The Spring Reading Challenge is just one of the many ways new and existing customers can connect with their library during this difficult time. MCL offers an instant digital library card available through the one-tap reading app, Libby, and is adding more eBooks and eAudiobooks regularly to keep up with demand. Families with children can find a curated list of online educational resources to support reading and learning on the website.
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