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City of Germantown Tennessee - Summer Reading Program Helps Readers Dive In to New Book Adventures 02 June 2022 ( news )
City of Germantown , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
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The Germantown Community Library wants readers to dive into endless opportunities for literary adventures during its
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summer reading program this season .
The free , self - paced program is open to readers and pre - readers of all ages and registration is now open at
https://germantownoceans . bookpoints . org/
. The program runs through July 31 .
Depending on their ages , participants complete reading milestones to earn points for mini prizes and also compete to win grand prizes . Children up to 17 years , for example , can earn T - shirts , stickers , jewelry , LEGO kits and more . Adults , seniors and special populations can earn T - shirts , candles and ocean - themed soap , to name just a few prizes . And all they have to do is read and track their reading hours and/or books on their online BookPoints dashboard . Audiobooks can count toward reading hours as well . No library card is required .
Germantown librarians particularly encourage families to participate as a fun summer group activity .
“Summer reading is important because it helps bridge the gap between school years , ” said Youth Services Librarian Mary Smrek . “We want to encourage all to participate in our summer reading program to promote literacy and education . ”
Adult Services Librarian Rachel Babb says the library will also offer special themed activities such as sand painting and nautical bottle crafting as additional ways to earn program points .
“The summer reading program is a lifelong learning opportunity for the adults in our community . I encourage residents to participate to foster their love of reading and to explore the library collection , ” Babb said . “The program also gives adults a fun way to connect with their children who might also be participating in the summer reading program . ”
For more information on the program , visit the library’s Facebook page at
https://www . facebook . com/GermantownCommunityLibrary
or contact the library at 901 - 757 - 7323 .
If you’re planning on participating in the summer reading program or simply looking for a good read , the Germantown Community Library librarians recommend the following books .
Mary Smrek , Youth Services Librarian:
Authors Stuart Gibbs for juvenile fiction , Brigid Kemmerer for young adult fiction and Sarah J . Maas for adult fiction
Rachel Babb , Adult Services Librarian:
“Rebecca , ” by Daphne DuMaurier and “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth
Sean Witzman , Adult Services Library Associate:
“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville and “The Children’s Hospital” by Chris Adrian
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