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Join the summertime fun on June 4 – On your mark, get set, READ!


By Patte Smith
 
Reading can connect kids and adults to new opportunities and allow them to discover common interests together.  A book about identifying clouds can find moms and kids lying in the green grass while gazing up at the blue sky.  How about checking out “Charlotte’s Web” and then exploring the spiders that weave webs on the back porch?  Fly a kite and see how it soars – just like the Wright brothers did.  Encourage kids to read throughout the summer for fun.  It helps instill a love of reading and strengthen reading skills that have been proven to help them in school.

The Douglas County Libraries summer reading program On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! kicks off on June 4  at the Castle Pines library from 10 a.m. to noon with crafts, activities, story times, games, face painting, special guests and snacks.  The program continues until July 31.  Sign up by registering at the library starting June 4 or register online at www.douglascountylibraries.org.  Reading logs will be available on kick-off day for all participants.  Kids younger than 12 who log 720 minutes by July 31 will receive an age-appropriate book (while supplies last).  Teens and adults must log 900 minutes for their names to be entered into a drawing for several $25 gift certificates. 

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