Summer Reading and Million Minute Challenge begins June 15th
Sublette County Library in Pinedale
by Sublette County Library
June 9, 2010
PINEDALE – The Sublette County School District #1 is challenging the entire community to read a total of one million minutes in one year! Everyone can sign up for the challenge to read 5,000 minutes as a family or individually over the summer at the Sublette County Library on 155 S. Tyler Ave on Tuesday, June 15 from 5-7 pm.
Family teams and individuals will be required to return their reading logs to show how much he or she has read. All minutes turned in to the library will count towards the Million Minute Challenge goal. At the end of the summer, any team or individual reaching 5,000 minutes or more will be eligible to win a grand prize.
Children and adults alike can dive into books this summer with the library’s water-themed summer reading programs. Whether you’re 1 or 100, the Sublette County Library invites you to jump on board and kick-off a summer full of fun at the Water Fest in the Community Room on Tuesday, June 15 from 5-7 pm when registration for all ages begins.
Children will "Make a Splash" each Tuesday starting on June 22 during Feed & Read. From 12-1 pm participants can grab munchies and dive into their favorite books. The program will wrap up at the Pinedale Aquatic Center (www.PinedaleAquatic.com) on August 10th from 5-7 pm with a Summer Reading Splash Down Awards Ceremony, family picnic and water fun.
"I think the benefit for the kids is it keeps them reading over the summer so they don’t lose it before they go back to school," said Children’s Librarian, Nancy McDaniel. "Children can read what they want and have fun at the same time".
Kids won’t be the only ones having fun. Adults can socialize out on the patio with friends and neighbors while the kids are signing up for summer reading during the So Many Books, So Little Time Book Club Social. Light refreshments will be served.
Scrabble Fit Club Thursdays, June 24th - August 5th 4:30-5:30 pm on the patio. Tone up your spelling skills, strengthen your vocabulary and workout your mind during these weekly Scrabble sessions. They are a great way to meet people and get hints on improving your game--just in time to participate in the summer's Scrabble Tournament to be held Thursday, August 12th from 6-9 pm.
All activities are free. There are programs for all ages planned throughout the entire summer! For a complete listing of all our events, visit the library to pick up a brochure or check out our website at: sublettecountylibrary.org, or call 307-367-4114.