Summer Reading Program in Roanoke County invites participants to ‘Choose Kindness, Find Wonder’

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – This year, the Roanoke County Public Library invites readers to choose kindness, find wonder and read together by taking part in the 2021 Summer Reading Program.

Last year, the library launched a community reading goal of 3,000 books.

Due to the library exceeding last year’s goal by over five times, this year’s goal is 10,000 books.

By meeting the goal, the Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library and sponsors of the Summer Reading Program will donate to Feeding Southwest Virginia.

Registration begins on Monday, June 7 and will continue through Friday, Aug. 6.

The program is open to anyone of any age with opportunities to win prizes.

Participants who read three or more books will get a fun, age-specific prize. This year, each library location in Roanoke County will hold drawings for one gift basket per age group for participants who complete the program.

Organizers will also offer three system-wide grand prizes (one for each age group), including a family day gift basket that features local gift cards and fun activities for children, an Airbnb gift card for adults and a Nintendo Switch for teens.

To register for this year’s program, click here or use the easy-to-use Beanstack app, the same application that was used for the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Only one login is required per family. If you would prefer a paper log, you can print one from the website to track your reading and call or stop by the library for staff to log your books electronically.

Starting June 1, doors opened at Glenvar, Hollins, South County, and Vinton from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10-5 on Friday and Saturday.

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