The summer reading program — Imagine Your Story — starts at the Grant County Public Library on June 15. Imagine Your Story gives young readers the chance to explore fairy tales and fantasy while encouraging them to use their imagination for creating, problem solving, and other projects. This year, the group will not meet weekly at the library, but an outdoor event is in the planning stages.
Summer reading is open to children who have completed at least one year of preschool (age 4) through ninth grade. Children age four through fifth grade can sign up for the program and pick up an instructional reading bag beginning on June 15. This age group receives the basic elements for creating a fairy garden.
The elementary group can also earn a library dollar to be spent at the library store for each hour read. A maximum of seven dollars in library dollars can be earned each week for the six-week program. Each child is also encouraged to record every hour they read to earn top-reader awards at the conclusion of the program.
The teen summer reading group includes grades six through nine. Participants, who sign up at the library, receive a log to track their reading hours. In the past, pages read were logged; this year, hours read will be logged. Each week during the six-week program, teens can earn up to five dollars in Ol’ Mill Bucks for meeting the weekly goal of reading 10 hours. There is no limit to the number of hours that can be logged as the total amount read will be included when determining the top readers. Top readers receive an additional prize.
Stop at the Library at 207 E Park Avenue in Milbank to sign up. Questions? Call the library at 605.432.6543.