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Roanoke County Public Library announces virtual Summer Reading Program

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Due to continued social distancing requirements, this year’s Summer Reading Program from the Roanoke County Public Library has gone virtual.

Men, women, and children are invited to take part in this year’s reading goal of 15,000 books as a community.

In the first month of this year’s program, participants read a total of 6,000 books, which is double the previous summer goal of 3,000 books.

Once the new goal is reached, Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library will donate $1,000 to Feeding America Southwest Virginia.

The program will run through August 8.

To register to take part in this year’s program, click here. Registration, as well as logging the books you read, are done through the library’s Beanstack app. One login is required per family. You can print a paper log on the site if you would prefer. Then, call your library and they will log the books for you.

Each person is asked to read three titles this summer. Once you fulfill the goal, you will be eligible for the completion prize. Anyone can continue reading to earn additional drawing tickets for a grand prize.

For those looking for new titles to read, visit the library’s eCollection site which is available 24/7.

All Roanoke County Public Library locations are open for limited hours for curbside pickups and material returns.

Glenvar, Hollins, South County and Vinton are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Bent Mountain is open Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Mount Pleasant is available Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

For additional information about the library or their path to reopening, click here.

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