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Libraries kick off summer reading programs

Posted June 8, 2010
Updated June 9, 2010

Local libraries are gearing up for their summer-long reading programs that aim to keep kids reading all summer.

The program, for babies to teens, requires kids to read or be read to for a certain amount of time each week. There are often regular events, prizes and giveaways all summer. And best of all, it's free.

Libraries across the country work together to provide the program at as little cost as possible. This year, that consortium has selected a water theme for the programs. So get ready for a lot of references to making waves and splashes by reading.

Many libraries will be holding special events over the next week or two to kick off the summer program. Here's some information along with links to regional library systems for more details:

If your county isn't listed, let me know in the comments.


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  • carolinagirl926 Jun 12, 2010

    Actually, Wake County has had a reading program for at least the past 4 years that I know of. Maybe if Wake county residents would stop and ask at the circulation desk or call any of the branches, they could get information. They are there, you just have to ask.

  • shall6 Jun 9, 2010

    Just added. See above.


  • tiggerjd3 Jun 9, 2010

    How about Sampson County?

  • shall6 Jun 9, 2010

    Actually Wake has a summer reading program for adults, which you'll find by following the link above.


  • brassy Jun 9, 2010

    Has it ever occurred to the Wake County libraries that people over the age of 18 read books? I don't even pick up their brochures anymore because there's not a single program where adults are welcome.