The Scarsdale Public Library’s widely popular annual Summer Reading Game kicks off on Thursday, June 22, at 1 p.m.
This year children 3 and up will help build a Lego structure that will remain in the Children’s Room over the summer.
Teen Listeners will be on hand to register children for the Summer Reading Game. Registration is not required for the event.
The Summer Reading Game encourages children from infants through 5th grade to read or be read to during the summer months. Awards are given based on the number of books read or listened to. After two books, the participating children receive a sticker, after five books, they can dig into the “Treasure Chest” for a fun prize and after 20 books they receive a book. As an incentive to come to the library, children will receive a raffle ticket each time they visit. Four raffle tickets will be pulled each week with winners receiving a book.
“When the children come to the library, we like to have them discuss the books they have read with a librarian or Teen Listener or have someone read a book to them,” says Karen Zielinski, head of Youth Services. “The program has also become family event with older children reading to their younger siblings.”
Online registration for the Summer Reading Game begins on June 22. Parents or children should go to the library website, scarsdalelibrary.org, and click on the Summer Reading Game link.