Library reading program begins |

Library reading program begins

Staff reports

“Hi-Bear-Nate With a Good Book” is the theme of the winter reading program at the Douglas County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Children both on- and off-track are welcome to participate as well as preschoolers and homeschoolers, said Children’s Librarian Carol Slavik.

Children must read one hour a day for 16 days or any combination of time to accumulate 16 hours. The children may read to their siblings as part of their reading time, but they can count only one hour per day even if they read more than one hour. The goal is to read every day, Slavik said.

For preschoolers, there is the Read-to-Me program. Children are read to for 20-30 minutes per day, then they color a Teddy bear. When 20 bears are colored in, the child receives a bookmark, pencil, prizes from the treasure chest, a mini-pizza from the Pizza Factory, paperback book and Happy Meal from McDonald’s.

The program runs from January through National Library Week, April 19-25.

The Night of 1,000 Stars celebration will be held April 20 with Ronald McDonald honoring all the children who complete the reading program with a Happy Meal certificate.

The program is also sponsored by Pizza Factory and McDonald’s.

For more information, call Slavik at 782-9841.