By Sydney Kightlinger, design editor
What plans do you have for this summer? Are you going on a road trip, heading to the beach, or are you just going with the flow? Well, you can add cracking a book for some prizes to your adventures.
Saegertown Area Public Library is preparing for their annual summer reading program that will run from June 20 – July 22. This year’s contest is online at edmodo.com for 7-12 graders. Every participant will receive a folder that has information about joining the edmodo group and coupons for weekly prizes. There will be weekly contests that require you to read a book and then complete a task written on one of the coupons.
In addition, for every hour you spend reading you will receive four points towards the grand prize. This year’s grand prize will be a gift card. You can receive bonus points for blogging about your reading at http://ya.saegertown.ccfls.org/.
This years theme is “Charlie in the Chocolate Factory”. There will be hunt for a “Golden Ticket” that’s hidden in the library, and the librarians will post clues to it on edmodo. Whoever finds the “Golden Ticket” will receive a secret prize.
The library will be hosting a Chocolate Day in conjunction with the “Charlie in the Chocolate Factory” theme, in addition to the reading program . They will also spend a day decorating bookends and and tie-dying shirts. “I would love to get more kids in the library to read the books I love. I believe the library is a place to have fun,” said Librarian Charissa McCann.
Registration for the reading program is June 13-18 during library hours. For more information the library’s website is http://saegertown.ccfls.org/ or you can call 814-763-5203. Follow them on instagram @saegertownlibrary.
Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School