Kids of all ages, from babies to teens—and adults, too—will race to the book shelves this summer as Pierce County Library’s Summer Reading program kicks off. Participants earn prizes by logging their reading time. All it takes is a free Pierce County Library card. This is the largest summer reading program in the county. Last year, 32,016 Pierce County participants logged more than 11.7 million minutes of reading.
Registration and reading logs for various age groups are available at Pierce County Library System locations. Need book suggestions? You’ll find age-appropriate reading lists for everyone in the family at www.piercecountylibrary.org (search site: Summer Reading).
Teen Summer Challenge
A special online program, Teen Summer Challenge, is for teens 13 to 18. It combines a love of reading with challenges and networking with friends. Teens earn rewards for tracking reading hours and completing online badges based on books, sports, games and pop culture. New challenges are posted each Friday. New this year: Teen Summer Challenge is on Instagram. Learn more and sign up at www.teensummerchallenge.org.
Grown-ups get in on the action with their own Summer Reading log. Adults earn chances to win gift cards to area businesses and tickets to local events, including the Tacoma Rainiers. Each library location has its own list of prizes.
Free special events
More than 500 programs and events are offered for kids of all ages and interests, like “Get Your Dance Groove On” and “Charlie the Noise Guy.” Rhubarb, the Tacoma Rainiers mascot, will join Rene Bibaud’s Hotdog Jump Rope event for kids 5 and up on July 18. Pick up a schedule at the library, or visit www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Join Pierce County Library for a night of baseball as the Tacoma Rainiers take on the Reno Aces, Sept. 3, at Cheney Stadium. Discounted tickets are available at www.tacomarainiers.com/piercecountylibrary with the promo code: LIBRARY.Print This Post