Librarian Secrets: Summer Reading Program

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children.

Librarian Secrets: Summer Reading Program

Summer is a great time to visit your local library! I’m excited to preview Bay County Library System’s summer reading program “Libraries! Out of This World!” for you. Starting Monday, June 10th, your kids will be able to pick up their reading program logs and start earning their prizes at one of our branches. We will also give you a souvenir bag just for signing up—every summer’s hottest accessory in Bay County.

After reading 8 hours (or 24 titles, you pick which to track!), kids have finished the program and have earned our awesome summer reading program prizes! They will receive coupons for a free ice cream cone at any Bay County McDonald’s, a cookie from participating Subway restaurants, and a free round of mini-golf at Dutch Village. Even better, they will also get to pick out their very own book to keep from a selection of titles hand-picked by our children’s librarians.

Even after picking up those prizes, kids can keep reading and enter to win a prize to Meijer stores or the Delta College Planetarium by filling out Read 4 More Logs. We’ll draw winners after the summer reading program ends on Saturday, August 10th.

We will also have our annual Design-A-Bookmark Contest. Slips can be picked up at any of our locations now and the deadline is Saturday, August 10th. We will print up the winning design from each age group and give them away in the fall at our branches!

**The SUMMER READING programs are offered at libraries across the Great Lakes Bay Region.  To find a library near you, click here.

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