Officials with the Mid-Columbia Libraries are encouraging children to sign up for the summer reading program and possibly win one of four bikes donated by Kennewick Masonic Lodge 153.
The "Dream Big" Summer Reading Program goes until August 24.
The program's national theme is nighttime, and libraries will offer a series of free events on the theme.
Kids can get up close to live nocturnal creatures as Reptile Man returns with snakes, turtles, lizards and more.
Never miss a local story.
For a spin on the "night" theme in July, the "Knights" of Veritas will showcase medieval arms, armor, knighthood and combat demonstrations.
LIGO will offer hands-on science experiments based in light and sound, and kids can rock out with local rocker Eric Herman and Seattle's ever-popular Recess Monkey trio.
Meet authors Matt Bondurant and Kimberly Derting in August.
Bondurant's bootlegging story, The Wettest County in the World, is the basis for the movie Lawless, coming out in August.
Sign up for free through the Keewaydin Park and Kennewick branch libraries and online.
Prizes are available for youth and adult readers in the program as long as they read at least 15 hours through the summer.
Then they will be entered to win grand prizes including Leap Frog Junior kits, Nook Color eReaders, Kindle Fire eReaders, iPad3 tablets and a computerized telescope. Four bikes will be given to younger readers.
The Masonic lodge also gave two bikes each to Eastgate, Westgate, Amistad, Edison, Hawthorne and Vista elementary schools in Kennewick and Finley Elementary School.
All kids who reach the goal will receive a free book and are invited to attend a library party where they could win other prizes.