'Every Hero Has a Story,' is theme for summer reading program
Prescott Valley Public Library begins its children's summer reading program June 1 with registration for kids ages * but most appropriate for ages 5-11*. Registration actually started May 21, but participants won't read and log in what they've read until June 1.
Most Tuesday mornings and one Wednesday afternoon throughout the summer, the library offers an activity or presentation involving music, humor, yo-yos, magic and storytelling.
Free tickets for each event are distributed prior to each program in the Children's Area on a first-come, first-served basis with 125 tickets per performance.
Registration takes place online at www.pvlib.net, or in the Children's Library, second floor. Participants keep track of their progress online and can choose their own incentives for reaching their goal. They earn one point for each minute read, and for attending library events.
If participants don't have access to a computer at home, they may use a public computer at the library to log their reading minutes. Accumulating 1,000 points results in a free book for the participant, who may visit the library at any time to receive the reward. The last day to obtain a free book is 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, when the library closes.
Although there is no required number of minutes to read each day, the librarians strongly urge that all ages read or be read to for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. Research has shown that to be the magic number for maintaining skills over the summer break, the summer reading program brochure states.
For more information, call 928-759-3044.