Mid-Columbia Libraries’ summer reading program is back, and you’ll have to tap into your creative powers to win one of this year’s prizes, which include a Nikon digital camera setup, Macbook Air laptop computer and Xbox One package.
Reading is still a big part of the annual challenge, as a minimum of 10 hours spent reading or listening to audiobooks between June 1 and Aug. 22 is one of the program’s requirements to qualify for a prize. But library officials have changed the program by also requiring participation in library activities and personal growth.
“We have incorporated creative and exploratory activities, such as painting, inventing or volunteering in your community to give participants incentive to expand their knowledge, explore their world and spend quality time with their families and communities,” said Michael Huff, the library district’s collections and services director, in a release.
Readers will have to complete five Explore activities as well as five Create activities. Explore activities include volunteering, attending a library program, getting a library card, and visiting a zoo, museum or a park. Writing a story or poem, drawing or painting a picture and conducting a science activity fall under the Create category.
All reading and activities have to be documented on Challenge Logs, which can be printed from the library district’s website or be picked up at your local branch.
All kids who successfully complete the reading program will receive a free book while adults will receive a book bag. They’ll also be entered into the running for six grand prizes provided by Friends of the Mid-Columbia Libraries:
• A Kindle Fire HDX with red Beats Solo headphones.
• An iPad Mini 2 with red Beats Solo headphones.
• A Costco cookware set with a cooking class andThe Complete Cook’s Country TV Cookbook.
• A Nikon D3300 dSLR camera with two lenses, memory card and photography manual.
• A Macbook Air laptop with red Beats Solo headphones.
• An Xbox One with one controller and Minecraft game.