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May 12
Spark a Reaction This Summer with Wake Libraries
Wake County Public Libraries are gearing up for the Summer Reading Program 2014 with special events and fun activities to promote reading and encourage readers to visit the library. This year's summer reading theme is "Spark a Reaction," and programs began Sunday, June 1, 2014, and go through Saturday, July 31, 2014.

Children in grade five and under will receive bags and reading logs at their local library. They can earn stickers when they visit the library by talking to librarians about a favorite book, bringing in their summer reading bag or attending a library program. Each week, they can receive a "Weekly Wow" when they check out three or more books. These include bookmarks, coloring posters, stickers and other themed items.

Teens and adults will be entered into the program and weekly prize drawings when they check out three or more books or attend a library program. Prizes include gift certificates to restaurants, sporting events, salons, stores and more. On Friday, August 1, 2014, there will be a drawing for three grand prizes, a Google Nexus Tablet and an eReader for the adult winners, and an eReader for the teen winner.

As a component of the Summer Reading Program 2014, libraries will host the Read-to-Me program for young children, with a separate theme of "Spending, Sharing and Saving." This program is funded as part of a $125,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to provide financial education to preschool children and their parents and adult caregivers.

All regional and community libraries are planning celebrations to launch into summer reading. For more information on programs, contact the library of interest or visit wakegov.com/libraries/events.

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