Lawrence public library to hold virtual summer reading program

The summer just got a whole lot cooler! Join the Lawrence County Public Library virtually as we celebrate our theme “Imagine Your Story” from July 1 through July 28.

Children from kindergarten to seventh grade are eligible to register online beginning July 1 and earn prizes during the month of July. Due to the need to quarantine books, there is only a limited selection of “easy” pre-school and kindergarten books available for check-out.

Registration and reading logs may be completed by visiting https://lawrencecpl.readsquared.com. If you are unable to register online, please sign-up at the library.

Since the library is using a virtual platform, we are opening the program to young adults and adults this year. While we will not have programming for these age groups, we will draw for a Kindle Fire Tablet at the end of the program to award a winner.

We ask patrons and participants to keep in mind, this is our first attempt at a virtual program. While we hope to minimize errors, we ask people to remember this is a learning process for library staff as well.

Animal Tales will be our featured online presentation on Tuesday, July 28th. We are working on lining up people to present or read stories via Facebook Live throughout the month. Please visit our Facebook page for details as we progress through the month.

Families that read together succeed together. Children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not can slide backward. Termed the “summer slide” and affecting millions of children each year, teachers can spend at least one-month re-teaching materials students have forgotten during that time.

The Lawrence County Public Library keeps learning fun throughout the summer break! Take part in the summer reading program through our presenters and prizes.

Summer Reading events, prizes and books for all ages are made possible with support from the United Way and the Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library.

For details about all Summer Reading events, visit the website at www.lawrencecpl.org or call 256.974.0883. Please note the program is subject to cancelation or postponement due to COVID-19.

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