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Every Hero Has a Story: Summer reading for kids, teens & adults starts June 6

Calling all super heroes!  Summer reading programs for everyone — kids, teens and adults — begin June 6 throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County.

“Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme of all area summer reading programs, emphasizing reading as one of the best super hero powers anyone can have!

Summer reading programs throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County are scheduled June 6 through August 31, 2015, with options for all ages to track and celebrate their reading. Special summer reading events are scheduled at all area libraries, including magic shows, craft fairs, games and much more.

Summer reading for children

Even the youngest children (and parents!) can participate in summer reading, with early literacy skill development emphasized in programs for children ages birth – 5 years. Participants are challenged to complete activities that get families talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together.

Elementary-school-age children are challenged to keep reading or listening to books and track it over the summer.  Completing their reading challenge and returning their reading logs to their local library makes them eligible for fun prizes. And special events and activities planned all summer long make summer reading extra fun!

Reading logs will be available beginning June 6 at all area libraries and on their websites.  Students at public and private schools in Bellingham will each receive a reading log through their school prior to the last day of school.

Summer reading for teens

Teens have their own chance to read and review books, track their reading and win prizes. Teens can also choose to participate through a rich online program, where they can earn virtual badges, post comments, take fun quizzes and enter prize drawings throughout the summer.

Summer reading for adults

Prize drawings, virtual badges, commenting and more are available to participating adult summer readers, too, all summer long at their local library or online. Details are available at any Bellingham or Whatcom County public library and on each library’s website.

Adults and teens can even win a prize for visiting the Bellingham Public Library to learn more, at demonstrations scheduled regularly throughout the summer.

Join your local library’s summer reading program and be a super hero!

More information

Media contacts

Janice Keller, Communications, Community Relations, & Programming Manager Bellingham Public Library, jkeller@cob.org or 360-778-7206

Lizz Roberts, Community Relations Coordinator Whatcom County Library System, lizz.roberts@wcls.org or 360-305-3600 x220