Local Libraries Get Ready For Summer

Want your children to keep reading this summer? Review events that begin June 5 at all Washington County Libraries, including the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury.

Washington County Libraries are using the word "Bookawocky" to call attention to summer reading programs. Program dates for kids, teens and adults at Washington County Libraries begin June 5 and run through Aug. 18.

Wall of Fame

Visit a library, get a library card and join the summer reading program. If children log 20 hours of reading time they can earn a reading reward, while supplies last, and have their name displayed on the library’s “Wall of Fame.” The reading program is a fun way to incorporate reading in your family's summer schedule. Plus, reading during the summer helps school children maintain and improve reading skills. Click here for a list of age-appropriate books.

Summer Programs

Throughout the summer, families can attend special performances, art activities, storytimes, book parties, book clubs and Dog Gone Reading events. Pick up a flyer at any Washington County Library and find a list of all events for that location, or find a complete list of events for all Washington County Library locations here. All programs are free.

Events for Teens

Washington County Libraries want to encourage teens to read for fun. Teens can download audio books or check out eBooks. After reading a book, teens are invited to submit reviews for books they’ve read. Each review becomes an entry in a drawing for Metropolitan Library Service Agency prizes. Teens can also participate in Bookawocky programs scheduled at libraries throughout the county. Pick up a teen Bookawocky handout with a complete schedule of events.  

Events for Adults

This year’s summer activity for adults is Bookawocky Bingo. Beginning June 5, pick up a Bingo card at your local library and complete a Bingo row. Show your completed card at your library's informatio desk and receive a reward. One Bingo reward is allowed per person.

—Information provided by Washington County Libraries.


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