Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Helen Hall Library Presents: Catch the Reading Express
Summer Reading Program facilitated by the Texas State Library

The summer reading program is a state-wide program that encourages children and teens to read or be read to by their parents. Prizes, certificates and other incentives are offered for the number of hours spent reading or being read to. Reading logs can be turned into the library for prizes any time the library is open. Helen Hall library cards are required for registration for reading clubs.

Growing Readers Club (babies to grade 2) is for listeners and beginning readers. Prizes are awarded after reading 20, 40, 60, and 80 books OR 5, 10, 15, or 20 hours.

Reading Club is for readers entering 3rd to 5th grades. Prizes are awarded after reading 10, 20, 30, and 40 hours.

For both of the above reading clubs, children will receive a reading certificate and a Super Readers Party invitation after completing the first log. Children may complete four logs for prizes. Each Monday there will be a raffle from all of the logs turned in the previous week for a special prize. The last day to turn in logs is Tuesday, August 3.

Teen Reading Club is for teens going into 6th grade and aged 11 to 18. Great prizes will be given at each level. Plus, there’s a party at the end of the summer for the select few who achieve the top level! The last day to turn in teen logs is Monday, August 2.