Summer Reading Program comes to an end


The Canyon Lake Library’s Summer Reading Program is an annual event that starts in June and ends in July. The purpose of the program is to encourage children to read through summer by offering incentives. Overall, 558 people participated and 241 extra reading incentives were distributed in addition to the prizes that were a part of the  standard program.  The program ended with the final extra reading prize drawings on Friday, July 27, and the last collection of the first four prizes and free book on Saturday, July 28.

The program this year was by time reading, not the number of books read, which gave struggling readers an incentive to earn prizes on their own effort. The first level of the program rewarded prizes of toys and coupons for every 2.5 hours of reading, followed by drawings for 241 larger prizes. Prizes valued up to $110 were awarded the last two weeks of the program. In addition to the drawings, the library had reading bingo for children, teens and adults with prizes and seven different “Guess How Many” challenges.

Winners of extra reading prizes have until Aug. 31 to collect their prizes. Any uncollected prizes will be repurposed.

Programs suspended during the summer will be back this month. The Tutoring Program will return Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. and meet only on Saturdays.

Play Day will return Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. This program allows children and their parents to socialize in a program with music and movement activities, developmental toys, crafts and treats.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time for pre-school children ages three to five will return Aug. 25 at 11:30 a.m. The program includes stories, movement and a make and take home craft.

All programs at the library are free to participants, made possible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library and the City of Canyon Lake. For more information, call 951-244-9181.