Readers of all ages are invited to join Jensen Memorial Library for the next 9 weeks as they present Summer at the Library with the theme “Build a Better World”. A variety of classes, storytimes, activities, and special events are planned along with the annual Reading Challenge. Registration for the challenge begins May 30.
The Reading Challenge is open to everyone babies through adults. All participants will receive a set of challenge cards which direct them to complete a variety of tasks to complete relating to three areas, “Read”, “Have Fun”, and “Be Active”. Each card completed serves as an entry for prize drawings to be held weekly at the library. Additionally, all participants who complete at least two “Read” challenges will earn a free book.
Challenges include a wide variety of tasks to choose from. Read challenges include things such as: “Read by flashlight for at least 15 minutes” and “Read a book in a series”. Have Fun challenges include: “Attend a library class or event” and “Design an alternative cover for your favorite book”. Be Active items are mostly community-building such as “Spend an hour volunteering for a non-profit organization” and “Attend a community event in Minden”. Most challenges can be accomplished by all ages while some are aimed at young children and some are aimed at older teens and adults.
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