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Reading By Design Summer Reading Program

The library is a vibrant place, full to the rafters with kids, teens and parents during the summer.  Want to join in the fun?

Do you enjoy storytimes or making recycled art sculptures?  Want to join a Lego Club, make Art bots, or balloon powered cars? You’ll find something for everyone by participating in the 2017 summer reading program, Reading by Design.  Kids and teens may stop by their local ECRL branch anytime and pick up a starter kit (while supplies last).

Kids ages 3-11 will receive a prize for every 5 hours you read up to 20 hours. Teens ages 12-17 fill out review forms for books they read/listen to and  can enter a drawing for a grand prize. You might just win a Kindle Fire, iPod Touch, or gift certificates.  Several East Central Regional Library branches will also be offering the Rubber Ducky Club for ages birth to 35 months.

Keep in mind, however, that prizes and programming for both the kids and teen programs vary from East Central Regional Library branch to branch.

Special programming funded with Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage funds such as MN children’s musician Duke Otherwise, the Bunny Clogs, Minnesota Book Arts programs and the MN Zoomobile will also be held throughout the summer.  Local library friends groups and businesses are also sponsoring many activities throughout the summer.

Stop by your local East Central Regional Library branch and pick up a children’s or teen flyer that lists all the activities, incentives, program guidelines and more that will be offered at each branch.

Explore your own creativity and design new worlds by being a part of our 2017 Summer Reading program, Reading by Design.


Jon Tatting

Growing up in Cambridge, Minnesota, I went on to enjoy a rewarding 14-year career in community journalism before switching gears to public library service. Every day I am grateful for and learn something new through my marketing and branch assistant roles at East Central Regional Library.

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