Just signing up for Clermont County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will earn the first 3,000 participants a coupon for a free coney from Gold Star Chili. It’s one of many exciting prizes offered for children and teenagers who take part in the program.
“We want children and teenagers to continue reading and learning even after they hear the final school bell of the summer,” said Adam Baker, Communications Manager for Clermont County Public Library. “Our program is a great way to keep those young minds sharp and let them have a lot of fun too.”
The library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 8 and ends July 20. During the six-week program period, participants are asked to track their reading and reading-related activities online. There are age-appropriate activities included in the program and library staff members are available for assistance. The online program also alerts readers when it’s time to visit the library and collect a prize.
This year’s Summer Reading Program includes “Grow a Little Reader” for ages 0-4, “Dig into Reading” for ages 5-8 and 9-11 and “Beneath the Surface” for ages 11-18.
Ages 0-11 earn a prize for every six activities they complete up to three prizes. After that, they’re eligible for a grand prize. Ages 11-18 earn a chance to win one of 10 iPod Touch prizes for every activity they complete. Special prizes are also being added this year, which include discounts to the State Fair, State Parks and more.
“We’ve offered Summer Reading for nearly 50 years and we work hard to make it bigger and better each year,” Baker said. “Whether you’re a new or returning participant, you’re in for a real treat this summer.”
Participants can sign up on the library’s website, www.clermontlibrary.org beginning Saturday, June 8. For more information, you may contact any of Clermont County Public Library’s 10 branch locations.