Children and teens can have fun and earn prizes while keeping their reading skills sharp with free summer reading programs at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.
The library's summer reading programs run June 1 through the end of August, with sign-ups beginning June 1 and ending Aug. 15.
Children up to 12 years old can register to receive summer reading materials that include an activity booklet/reading log and events schedule.
For the first five hours of reading logged, participants can visit a branch or bookmobile to receive a certificate of achievement and a prize. Completion of each additional five hours of reading earns another prize (while supplies
last) plus a gold seal for their certificate.
For youth 12-19 years old by Aug. 31, the 2008 teen summer reading program offers a $5 gift card toward the purchase of a book or movie pass for every 10 hours of reading recorded in a journal.
For each journal turned in at the White Salmon Valley Community Library, teens will receive an entry into a drawing for a $200 and a $100 savings bond grand prize, donated by Helping Hands of White Salmon.
All prizes must be claimed by Aug. 31.
The 2008 program information and event schedules are available at the White Salmon Valley Community Library or any of the district's 13 libraries and three bookmobiles, or by calling 493-1132. Summer reading information also will be available online at www.fvrl.org by June 1.
All activities, events and prizes are free, and programs are open to the public.