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For more information or to register for the summer reading program, contact the library at 293-1281 or go online to www.bclibrary.org.
Boulder City Library
Reading this summer could earn young people in Boulder City digital cameras and MP3 players.
The Boulder City Library has kicked off its summer reading program, which includes a drawing at the end of the summer for prizes that include, along with the cameras and MP3 players, books, craft sets, toys, games and craft supplies.
The program is about encouraging children to read and develop a love for reading, said Library Director Lynn Schofield-Dahl.
Studies show that when children don’t read over the summer, they start the new school year at a lower reading level, while those who do retain their reading skills, she said.
For every 10 picture books younger readers log, they will earn a free book and a coupon for a chance at a prize at the end of the program. Older readers have a choice of reading five-chapter books or reading for 30 minutes five times and listing that time on their log to earn a free book and a coupon for the prize.
The library, located at 701 Adams Blvd., also will host story times for 2- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers at 10 a.m. each Wednesday from June 17 through July 29.
A weekly Craft Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays June 19 through July 24.
Another program designed to help children get to know the library is a weekly treasure hunt. Participants can earn a small prize.
The library is sponsoring special programs this summer to encourage families to visit the library.
At 4 p.m. on June 25, Lady Elinor Fettiplace will present stories of Old England, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 9, the Crystal Wizard, Don Tompson, will demonstrate glass blowing.
On July 25, funnyman S. Frank Stringham will present a program of music, magic and fun.
For more information and to register for the summer reading program, contact the library at 293-1281 or go online to www.bclibrary.org.