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Summer Reading: It Has Begun


It has begun. That’s all I need to say at this time of year, and those in library land will instantly know what I’m talking about. For the uninitiated, “it” is Summer Reading, and boy, is it here. With gusto. I’m barely able to break from the madness and cobble together enough stolen seconds to hammer out these words.

When most people think of Summer Reading, they picture kid’s stuff. Frenzied hordes of children. Mountains of picture books. Programs with clowns and puppets. Well, get that out of your head. For once, DON’T think of the children. Be selfish, ‘cuz the library’s got something for YOU.

Our “Summer Reading By the Letter” game is a Scrabble-inspired reading game in which players draw letter tiles and take on a variety of reading tasks to complete words and earn tickets to enter into drawings for big prizes. These aren’t kiddie prizes, my friends. These are big boy prizes the kids wish they could have. Play our game and you could win a Kindle, a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, or tickets to a Fort Worth Cats baseball game. So, brave the sea of wee Summer Readers and sign up to play. You’ll be glad you did.

For more info about Summer Reading By the Letter, click here. To view and print out a game sheet, click here.

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