Most would have you believe that summer belongs to the young. With no school to pin them down, children are free to roam the Earth uninhibited and have their pool-splashing, sno cone-eating, and, most importantly, library-visiting needs catered to by their subservient parental escorts. We at the library are of course happy to oblige our miniature masters of summer by offering activities and reading incentives aplenty. But what about the adults? Are they supposed to just concede the library and all the joys of summer reading to the junior generations?
Of course not. While we can’t make you a kid again, we can serve up the fuzzy feeling of youth. This year, we’re attempting to pew pew you with nostalgia with a Galaga-inspired reading game we’re calling “Save the Readingverse.” While Galaga and its fellow retro alien-blasting brothers, Galaxian and Space Invaders, were undeniably fun, they could be really tough; the strategy of shooting at where the baddies were going to be instead of where they were was easier said than done. Luckily, our Galaga adaptation is set on easy mode. The bugs stay stationary, and all you have to do is select one from the game board and read the type of book it tasks you with. As you play, you’ll earn the chance to test your skills by playing video game-style challenge stages (that’s when your old school gaming chops will come in handy), and you’ll also have opportunities to win coupons to local businesses.*
The more you play and read throughout the summer, the more entries you’ll earn for drawings for five fabulous prizes: a Kindle Fire tablet, an Amazon gift card, a Half Price Books gift card, a Buffalo West gift card, and a 3 Parrots Taco Shop gift card.
For full details on Save the Readingverse, including detailed instructions and rules, click here. To sign up, visit the Information Desk in the library.
*Big thanks to 3 Parrots Taco Shop, Buffalo West, Chik-fil-a, Panda Express, Raising Cane’s, Rosa’s Cafe, and Taco Casa for donating coupons for our readers!