Prizes included

Camden Public Library 2020 reading program to have Bicentennial theme

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 9:45am

CAMDEN — This year's summer reading program for adults at the Camden Public Library contributes not only to summer reading enjoyment but also partakes of the Library’s year-long commemoration of Maine’s 200th birthday, according to the Library. Signups for the reading program begin on June 15 on The program will challenge participants to read digital media as well as traditional books; the program will run from July 1 to July 31.  

“Library staff have put together a terrific reading list of books, audiobooks, ebooks, and online activities that tie into Maine’s history, coastline, wilderness, mysteries, authors, and poetry,” said CPL, in a news release.

“Bingo cards,” available to be completed in hardcopy or online, will be used to keep score. Participants can complete a row on the bingo card by reading selections from the reading list and participating in related online activities. This is an opportunity to try out the free film-streaming service Kanopy, check out a book on Cloud Library, or explore the Digital Library. If online activities are not your thing, there will be more than one row with just books to read.

Participants will automatically receive a raffle ticket for prizes when they enroll in the summer reading program. Upon completing a row, participants will receive another raffle ticket towards the drawing. Prizes include Camden Library tote bags and copies of the book, Where the Mountains Meets the Sea. Additional raffle tickets are awarded for each row completed. Ambitious participants that complete all of the challenges on the card (a “black-out”) will qualify for a separate raffle drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Owl and Turtle Bookshop.

Additional details and challenges will be available at on June 15.