Library promotes ‘building’ with Summer Reading Club


The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) is encouraging kids of all ages to build their brains and the world around them this summer with theme “Dream It. Read It Build It.” during the 2017 Summer Reading Club.

The 10-week program gives kids from birth through age 18 an opportunity to track their reading for prizes and attend fun programs at the Library.

“Kids can literally and figuratively build their world this summer,” said Youth Specialist Annie Pasma. “We’ve got favorites like Bring the Farm to You and Erica Carlson, but we’re building new friendships with performers like Bubble Trouble and Newport Aquarium.”

Reading hours can be tracked online or through a paper log available for pick-up at the Library. Sign-up is available online now at and will start in the Library on May 25 when the program officially kicks off.

Over the course of the program, participants set a goal to read 12 hours, earning prizes along the way. Kids receive a midpoint prize when they’ve read a total of six hours, and at 12 hours they get a free book to keep.

Twelve hours must be read by Aug. 4 to earn the final prize. With over 280,000 materials in the entire DCDL collection and access to eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and millions of other books across the state there are plenty of ways to get started.

Preservation Parks of Delaware County is collaborating again this year with DCDL to offer a fun way for families to discover the parks and learn about nature.

This year, families can also track their letterboxing adventures online. Sign up beginning May 25 at any DCDL location or on the DCDL summer reading web page to participate in the Summer Letterbox Adventure. Following clues, families will read about natural features in all eight parks and find small camouflaged boxes hidden along the trails.

Other community partners for the 2017 Summer Reading Club include the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, whose $10,000 donation supplemented Summer Reading Club performers and prize books.

For information on these programs, services, or branch locations, visit the Delaware County District Library on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, on the DCDL website at, or contact Nicole Fowles, Communications Manager, at [email protected] or (740) 362-3861.

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