Summer reading program offers prizes for children who participate
VANDALIA—The Vandalia Library summer reading program registration started June 3 for children in Kindergarten to age 12.
In order to be part of the program, the library has some requirements. First children must read 600 minutes over the course of the program and record those minutes in a time log.
Children must also read one non-fiction book and one biography, along with the 600 minutes of reading for the program.
They should also visit the Vandalia Library at least two times, but not in the same week during the program.
Each visit should be noted by bringing the time log that shows the minutes children have read marked off. If a child has read a non-fiction or biography book, make sure to mark the square in the time log.
There is also a drawing each week, which started June 24, when children visit and turn in minutes read, they will get a prize. There is only one prize per week—up to five prizes over the course of the program. At each of those visits children will fill out a drawing slip for the big drawing that will be held after July 27.
To be eligible for the big drawing, children must have read for the 600 minutes, read a non-fiction book and a biography book. In addition to the reading, children must also visit the library at least two times. But the more weekly visits a child makes the more chances he or she has of winning the big prize.
The last day to turn in the time log will be July 29.
July 11 at 1 p.m – Kids in Space, with Brenda Weiss, Van-Far High School Science teacher.
July 18 at 1 p.m. – Bats – Creatures of the Night, with Kathi Moore of the Department of Conservation.
July 22 at 1 p.m. – Tour the Vandalia Museum – I Spy Game.
July 25 at 1 p.m. – Movie – TBA.
Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. – Magic Show, with Rick Eugene.