FVRL libraries present ‘A Universe of Stories’

This year’s theme is ‘A Universe of Stories,’ encourages participants of all age levels to make reading a habit

VANCOUVER – Area residents can get ready to go out of this world with their local library this summer. Children, teens and adults can have fun and earn rewards with the Summer Reading program at Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries branches, bookmobiles and via the web at www.fvrl.org.

This year’s theme – “A Universe of Stories” – once again encourages participants of all age levels to make reading a habit through fun prizes for reading or attending library events throughout the district.

Readers of all ages log each day that they read or attend a library program. Youth (ages 0-18) earn a prize and an entry in the district-wide grand prize drawing for their age groups for every 15, 30 and 45 days logged. Adults earn a grand prize entry for every 15, 30 and 45 days logged. One reader in each age group (Early Learners, Kids, Teens, and Adults) will win their choice of grand prizes:

  • OMSI Family Membership
  • Barnes and Noble Shopping Spree ($100 Gift Card)
  • Movie Marathon ($100 Gift Card to the movie theater of your choice)
  • Wonderworks Children’s Museum Family Membership
  • Sternwheeler Cruise ($125 Gift Card)

This year, Summer Reading starts on Sat., June 15 and runs through Aug. 15. Beginning June 15, sign-ups and reading logs will be available online through www.fvrl.org/summer-reading. Participants can sign up at FVRLibraries branches or remotely on the website. There are no fees for participating in the library district’s activities, events, or reading program rewards.

Summer Programs and Activities to Engage Kids and Families

In addition to encouraging reading this summer, FVRLibraries is again offering a variety of programs to engage kids and keep them (and the whole family) active. Programs at local libraries include reptiles and creature exhibits, hands-on STEM activities, storytelling, magic and comedy, and music and dance performances.

Special for this year’s theme of “A Universe of Stories” is the Mars Rover Challenge, an all-ages program. The program asks participants to build a craft that can survive on Mars by completing a series of NASA challenges including building a robotic arm and creating a roving science lab.

For a list of summer reading programs and activities at FVRLibraries branches near you, visit www.fvrl.org/summer-reading

This year’s Summer Reading program is made possible with generous support from these sponsors: Ametsa Media, The Blind Onion, Camas-Washougal Community Chest, Cooper Chiropractic, Johnson Controls, Friends of FVRLibraries, FVRL Foundation, Image 360, Kumon Vancouver-North, Oaks Park, Molina Healthcare, Printing Expressly For You, Simply Thyme Catering and Vancouver Family Magazine.

Information provided by Fort Vancouver Regional Library District.

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