Summer Reading Club 2017 will kick off at all West Florida Public Libraries locations on Tuesday, May 30, with a new adult Summer Reading Club running in conjunction with the traditional children's program.
Parents wanting to sign up their children can do so at any library location from May 30-July 31. Children will get reading logs to keep track of every 15 minutes they read. After 12.5 hours of reading, they get a free book and a bonus reading log to be entered for additional prizes.
Prizes include books, tool sets, Lego® sets, Keva® planks, Duplo® sets, bicycles, a fire truck pedal car, a drift trike, waterproof solar chargers, a Fujifilm camera and fire truck rides to school for a few lucky students.
Summer Reading Club programs include Pensacola MESS Hall, Reno’s Reptiles, Tampa Taiko, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, The Noiseguy Charlie Williams and The Magic of Reading with Russell Davis. For a complete schedule, click here.
New this year, adults will have a separate Summer Reading Club with drawing prizes including bicycles and Kindle® Paperwhites. Escambia County citizens 18 years old and up can pick up a Summer Reading Club bookmark at any WFPL location.
Fill in the bookmark with the titles of books that you read or listen to via audiobook during the summer and return the filled-in bookmarks to any location. During the last full week of July, partially filled in bookmarks will be accepted. Drawings will take place during the first week of August. Winners will be notified by Monday, Aug. 7.
For more information about the Summer Reading Program and other library events, call 850-436-5060 or go to MyWFPL.com. For up-to-date event announcements, like West Florida Public Libraries on Facebook and follow @MyWFPL on Twitter.
Some of the prizes available through this year's Summer Reading Program.