2104 Summer Reading Program begins this Saturday, June 14th!

The Lopez Island Library is excited to announce the 2014 Summer Reading Program. It begins Saturday, June 14th and runs for 8 weeks, ending on Saturday, August 9th. Students entering grades 6-12 will earn a raffle ticket for every 75 minutes spent reading books, audio books or e-books. Tickets may be put toward any or all of six different prizes: a $25 GameStop gift card, a $25 ITunes gift card, two $25 cash prizes, a $25 Lopez Bookshop gift card, or first dibs on new library materials for 2 months (one prize per reader).

The goal for the eight week program is 600 minutes spent reading. Those who reach the goal of 600 minutes will get a raffle ticket plus 5 bonus tickets plus a set of earbuds. Raffle prize winners will be selected on Friday, August 15th. You need not be present to win. Students signing up for the program get to choose a free book!

The Summer Reading Program for kids up to 5th grade begins and ends on the same dates over an 8 week period. Kids are invited to sign up at any time at the library. Readers will earn Book Bucks that can be spent at the Lopez Bookshop. In addition to reading books or audio books on their own, kids may listen to another person reading aloud a story.

Mark your calendars for the 34th annual Teddy Bear Picnic at 11am on Wednesday, July 16th in the orchard behind the Library. Charley Thweatt will entertain us with songs and fun. If we are very lucky, Mr. Bear may come out of hibernation to give us a dance.

Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card!