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Summer Reading Club: Catch the Reading Bug!


This year’s Catch the Reading Bug! theme is aimed at encouraging youth to “swat away” those summertime blues and read about any subject, real or imaginary. The Summer Reading Club is presented by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. 


The 2008 Summer Reading Club: Catch the Reading Bug! features the following divisions:


  • Juvenile Club – Catch the Reading Bug!:  Children are encouraged to read at least 15 minutes a day, and they are awarded prizes after reading 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12 hours. Children get to place a bookplate (one color) in a new library book after reading 20 hours. As children reach the 30, 40, 50, or 60 hour and higher levels, they can enter to win system prizes provided by the Library Legacy Foundation such as gift cards for the Toledo Mud Hens, Barnes and Noble, and the Toledo Zoo.  (Preschoolers may become SRC members by having someone read to them.)


  • Teen Club – What’s the Buzz?:  Junior high and high school-aged youth fill out an entry form for each book read and place it in a marked box at any branch location or at Main Library for drawings, which will be held throughout the summer.  Grand prizes such as Xbox 360, an air hockey table and an acoustic guitar will be awarded at the end of SRC.


  • Adult Club – Grown-ups can Catch the Reading Bug too!:  Adults fill out an entry form for each book read and drawings will be held throughout the summer for prizes.


Last year’s SRC saw more than 20,000 youth and adult participants! For the eighth straight year, TARTA has offered free transportation to Preschool through 12th grade SRC participants.  Members of 2008 Summer Reading Club Catch the Reading Bug!  need only show their SRC reading record or hang tag for free transportation to and from their favorite library in Lucas County.


A specialized Web page for SRC will be available for youth the week of June 9th by logging on to toledolibrary.org.  The Web site’s SRC section will link to games, coloring pages, question of the week, mazes, reading suggestions and fun links.


The library and sponsors encourages the public to become a Summer Reading Club by joining the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library as it kicks off its 2008 Summer Reading Club: Catch the Reading Bug! beginning June 9 through August 2, 2008. 


Visit any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location for an SRC folder or entry blank and sign-up today!


For details, call 419.259.5207, visit any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branch location or log on to toledolibrary.org







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