Paws to Read this Summer at the Marin County Free Library!
It's hard to believe that it's almost the end of the school year. You can keep the learning—and fun—alive this summer by participating in the Marin County Free Library's 2014 summer reading program, Paws to Read. Paws to Read is packed with exciting free activities designed to inspire creativity, learning, and exploring. And it's not just for kids—the whole family can participate!
This year's program is built around Reader BINGO, with different cards available for children, teens (entering grades 6–12), and adults. Complete squares or rows on your bingo card and win prizes and get entered in raffle drawings. Kids can earn prizes like a Paws to Read T-shirt; teens can enter drawings for prizes like Giants tickets, gift cards, and even an iPad Mini; and adults can enter drawings for food and beverage gift cards from local businesses. Teens and adults can also choose a free gently used book when enrolling in Paws to Read, courtesy of the Book Place, the Library's used bookstore located in downtown Novato. Download your bingo cards and get started.
A wide variety of fun family events is planned for this summer at library branches across Marin, including a kickoff party at the Novato Library on Saturday, May 31 from 11 am to 2 pm, featuring face painting, balloons, and music by Tim Cain; live performances by the Fratello Marionettes and Piccolo Puppet Players; movies; craft workshops; and more. Check out the whole schedule here.
The library will also donate 50 cents to the Marin Humane Society's Pet Food Drive for each person who signs up to play Paws to Read BINGO.
Find out more about the Paws to Read summer reading program and all the fun going on at your local library branch this summer at www.marinlibrary.org.