Libraries to provide reading challenge, an array of programs this summer
(Somerset County, NJ: May 18, 2017) The possibilities are endless this summer at your library. Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is challenging you to shoot for the stars, build a better world, make a difference, and explore culture, music, and art with SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge. SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge, spanning June 19 through August 19, supports lifelong learning for all ages.
“What challenges you is different from what challenges someone else,” said Carolann DeMatos, SCLSNJ’s director of marketing and public relations. “We want you to embrace that and explore the limitless possibilities at our libraries. If you find that you typically read nonfiction, challenge yourself to read fiction; if you typically only visit the library to check out CDs, challenge yourself to stay for a drumming demo; if you find you spend three hours a day playing video games, challenge yourself to go outside and get active; if you find that you love looking at the night sky, challenge yourself to learn more about our universe.”
SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge for 0-18 year olds will track the number of days read between June 19 and August 19. Prizes celebrating participation milestones will be offered along the way. SCLSNJ will offer the opportunity for kids and teens to make a difference by choosing to have SCLSNJ make a donation to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter instead of collecting a prize. SCLSNJ will donate $0.25 to SRAS (up to $750) for every reader that chooses to give back.
SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge for adults 18+ years old will track number of books read. The more books read, the better a participant’s chance of winning prizes. You can also earn “Golden Tickets” that can be entered to be selected for a grand prize at the end of the summer.
SCLSNJ’s 10 library branches will offer a wide array of special programs for all ages to encourage you to challenge yourself to learn something new and different.
“From Creature Conservation with Adventure Aquarium to making a difference with Cards and Drawings for a Cause; from a presentation by one of the thirteen original United States’ NASA Solar System ambassadors to Bollywood Dance, there are literally hundreds of options for you to explore at the library this summer,” said Marcela Dunham, SCLSNJ system programming coordinator.
To accept the challenge, visit SCLSNJ.org/SummerReading or your local SCLSNJ library branch.