Thursday June 21 is the official kickoff to both the Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs.
For younger children:
If you are entering preschool through Grade 6, sign up for the Summer Reading Program. The program will run from June 21 to August 23, 2007. Stop by any East Providence library location and pick up your reading chart. Keep track of the hours you read. Earn prizes and FREE passes to local museums and other fun places for all the reading you do at home and at the library this summer. Four lucky East Providence residents who complete 8 hours of reading will each win four tickets to a PawSox game and be entered to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World in Florida.
If you are entering grades 6-12 sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program between June 21-August 9. Stop by any East Providence library location and pick up your reading chart. Keep track of the hours you read. Get small prizes when you reach one and five hours. Get a raffle ticket for every ten hours you read. Use your tickets to enter the raffles of your choice to win movie tickets, Borders, Newbury Comics, itunes, Target and Wal-Mart gift cards valued at $20, t-shirts, and books. Prizes are made possible in part by the Friends of the East Providence Public Library. The Teen SRP is sponsored by Office of Library and Information Services and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.