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Local Summer Reading Program Starts June 27

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program starts on June 27. This year’s theme is health and fitness to encourage readers of all ages to exercise their minds. Starting June 27, children, teens and adults can read and record books for the Summer Reading Program, which will go toward prizes.

Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, June 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. with glitter tattoos, balloon animals and crafts. Additionally, there will be programs, events and challenges, such as “On the Ball” with Spinny Johnson on July 13 and “Dance with Your Baby” on Fridays from July 8 – August 19.

Participants can share or read a specified number of books within their age category. In the Read-to-Me category, children ages from birth to age 4 can share a a minimum of 30 books to receive a new paperback or board book at the end of the program. In the Independent Readers category, children ages 5 – 11 can read a minimum of five books to receive a new paperback and a coupon book at the end of the program.

In the Teen Readers category, children ages 12 – 17 can read a minimum of five books, record them in their book log and return to receive a new paperback at the end of the program and entry into the raffle for prizes. And in the Adult Readers, people ages 18 and up can read a minimum of five books by September 11 to earn a coupon for a free book from the library’s monthly book sale and entry into a raffle for prizes including a Kindle Fire HD 6, Kindle Paperwhite and more.

The library also offers a Challenge Game for strong readers with an additional prize if completed. For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/SummerReadingProgram.

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