Once upon a time, at a library near, the Summer Reading Challenge brought kids and adults hours of cheer. From June 1 to August 14, Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) invites readers of all ages to imagine their story by reading or listening for 15 hours, or by playing book bingo, for a chance to win!
Participants can register at midcolumbialibraries.org/summer-reading-challenge, and there are two ways to participate: fill out a challenge log to complete a total of 15 hours reading or listening, or—for teens and adults—play book bingo. Logs and bingo forms in English and Spanish are available on the website to download and print. There is also a bookmark contest going on through June 5.
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered to win a Nintendo Switch, and there are opportunities to win additional Amazon gift card prizes. Kids ages 12 and under who finish the challenge receive a free book; teens and adults get a book bag, while supplies last. All prizes are provided by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries.
For the health and safety of customers, staff, and guest performers, all Summer Reading Challenge programs will be online this year. There will be new activities posted each week exploring themes like dragons, fairies, Harry Potter, and more. MCL will offer virtual presentations, including concerts with fun, witty singer Eric Herman on July 8 at 11 am and Latin Grammy-winning children's group The Lucky Band on July 24 at 11 am. Details and links will be posted on Facebook.
MCL’s 12 branches and Bookmobile remain closed until further notice; however, the library’s digital branch is open 24/7. Cardholders can access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and more anytime, anywhere at midcolumbialibraries.org. Instant digital library cards are available.
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