Sarah Bain

Nearly 6,000 take on the Library’s Summer Reading challenge

Sarah Bain, Spokane Public Library, No Phone Number Available

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:39 a.m.

Nearly 6,000 take on the Library’s Summer Reading challenge

Libraries are all about books and reading all year long, and when it comes to summer, Spokane Public Library loves to offer up reading challenges that are fun and include prizes!

This summer, the library has challenged everyone to read for at least 15 hours. There's still time to sign up and take our challenge to read and finish up by August 31. Nearly 6,000 people have already accepted the 15-hour reading challenge. If you haven't stopped by a library to show us your finished reading log, then there's no time like the present.

Drop by with your completed log and kids and teens will receive a free book to keep (courtesy of the Friends of the Library), and adults will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 gift card to a favorite bookstore (courtesy of the Spokane Public Library Foundation).

Do you need some suggestions for reading? Head to our online branch to find something. The library's Fiction Queen has all kinds of great ideas too. And any kind of reading counts: magazines, books, ebooks so check out the digital branch to download content onto your favorite device.

Research shows that kids who read in the summer maintain their educational standing from where they left off at the end of the school year whereas kids who don't read in the summer actually lose some educational ground that has to be made up once school starts up again. So summer reading is a gift to teachers but it's also a gift to children and siblings and parents and babysitters.

So, the library invites you to sign up today and take the challenge. Can you read 15 hours by the end of the month? We think you can. Ready. Set. Read!

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