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Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Programs on Saturday

WOODBURY – The Woodbury Public Library will kick off its summer reading programs on Saturday with a 2 p.m. performance by comic mime Robert Rivest.

Rivest will entertain all ages with mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness during a family-friendly show full of audience participation. Drop in to the children’s department for temporary tattoos, book bags, coloring, and a prize when you sign up for the summer reading program.

The summer reading program for children and teens is called “Build a Better World.” Participants will receive a reading log at sign up, which are also be available on the Woodbury Public Library website to print from home.

Pre-readers receive a prize for every five books read, and a raffle ticket for larger prizes for every 25 books.

Independent readers receive their choice of a small prize or a raffle ticket for every hour read. Readers may earn extra prizes or tickets by completing challenges all summer, such as reading a graphic novel or listening to an audio book.

All participants will earn Lego bricks to help build a Lego city at the Woodbury Public Library.

Additional free programs for children and teens will be held on a regular basis this summer.

The adult summer reading program will challenge participants to read outside the box and “Build a better YOU!”

For every book read this summer, adults will receive a raffle ticket to enter to win prizes including a fantastic Grand Prize provided by the Friends of the Library.

For every book read from this list, participants get an additional raffle ticket. Participants will also get an exclusive Woodbury Public Library incentive when they read five and 10 books.

Adult participants who read all the books will receive ten additional tickets and a high five from everyone who works at the Woodbury Public Library.

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