Young readers are invited to get out their building blocks and their bookmarks as they get ready to read as the annual Summer Reading Program gets into full swing.
This year's program theme is "Build a Better World".
Regular meeting time throughout the summer will be from 2 p.m.to 2:45 p.m. each Wednesday from June 7 through August 9. Thursdays. Registration is required and space is limited.
Listening to audiobooks, reading to others, being read to, and reading books on a school reading list all count for reading minutes.
Help Carnegie Library reach its ambitious new "180,000 book Summer Reading Challenge" at this outdoor celebration open to all ages.
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The benefits of reading in adulthood are sometimes overlooked, according to Adult Services Manager Jessica Parij.
This year's program will run an additional four weeks to accommodate summer learning throughout the entire summer.
This year's Summer Reading program incorporates an intergenerational format that enhances participation between people of all ages.
For students who have completed fifth through eighth grade there is the "Readapalooza Book Club", featuring six popular books that the group will read and discuss on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. Titles such as "The Familiars", "The Secret Garden", "Ella Enchanted", "Storm Horse", and "Inkheart", are scheduled for this club.
"Our Summer Reading Program remains one of the library system's most popular programs", said Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes, the library system's liaison.