Beaver Dam Community Library Kicks-Off Summer Reading Program

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Community Library has begun their eight-week-long summer reading program. Children can receive reading logs and books to keep them active all-summer long. Youth Services Librarian Sara Cournoyer the program helps with reading skills. She says there are six other activities for each log that kids can choose each week which include riding their bike, walking to a local park, gardening or flying a kite. By reading the books, kids will be able to register for prizes from the programs sponsor’s such as ice cream coupons among other surprises. Cournoyer says this year the library will be offering a grand prize of a Kindle Fire for teens and adults and a launch pad for the younger readers. The Kindle’s will have access to the library’s digital offerings including their e-books and audio-books. Cournoyer describes the launch pads as pre-loaded early literacy tablets that have games, puzzles and a variety of learning apps. All logs must be returned by August 4 to be eligible to win. The grand prize drawing will be held the week of August 6.