Whatcom County Libraries start summer reading

The Whatcom County Library Service (WCLS) is kicking off this year’s summer reading program.

This year’s program, “Every Hero Has A Story,” uses a superhero theme to emphasize reading skills as a superpower. The program spans the summer, from June 6 to August 31, and will be marked with special library events throughout the season. Craft fairs, reading events, a magic show, performances and games will be staged at each of the WCLS branches.

The reading program is offered to children, teens and adults. Kids are encouraged to keep track of their reading over the summer, and turn in their reading logs to win special prizes. Reading for 50 days earns kids a goody bag featuring superhero masks, a certificate of completion and a coupon for a free book. Kids can also register for special prizes, including becoming library director for a day and getting their face on their own READ poster. Logs will be available at local library branches or online.

Adults and teenagers can also chart their reading progress to win prizes. Additionally, teens can participate in the online program, where they can earn badges, take quizzes and enter prize drawings.

Visit wcls.org or stop by the local branch for more information.

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