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Reading Challenge


The Midlothian Public Library, 14701 Kenton Ave., kicked off its Summer Library Challenge. The Challenge, for all ages, encourages summer reading and learning at the library during June and July. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice.”

Summer Library Challenge guidelines will function a little differently for each age group. Children birth through entering grade 6 will get a packet to set weekly goals. Upon finishing each goal, children can stop by the library to stamp their packet and get 2 raffle tickets, a token for a Gumball Machine treat and a paper that will guide them towards a treasure chest. Attending library events and reviewing books provide additional opportunities to earn raffle tickets.

Teens entering grade 7 through just completing grade 12 will also set their own goal of how many hours, pages, or books they will challenge themselves to read. Whether they meet the goal or not, teens can stop by Help Desk to show their progress to receive a ticket to be entered in a drawing. A Nintendo Switch will be the Grand Prize (donated by the Friends of the Library).

Adults ages 18 and up can read about a new interest or skill they would like to develop, earn drawing tickets for each book they read, program they attend or review they write.

Anyone can join the Library Challenge in person or by calling the library at 708-535-2027. Participants do not have to be Midlothian residents but must be able to pick up prizes from the library. No prizes will be mailed.

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