WALDOBORO —The Summer Reading Program at the Waldoboro Public Library is still on for this summer. In-house programs are not allowed because of Covid-19, so the SRP has a new format for this summer.
There will be three different options for children in grades K-6. Participants may follow one option or mix and match among the three. All are intended for children to enjoy reading-related activities and provide fun incentives for reluctant readers.
The first option is a packet of activities and a reading log that can be picked up when registering for the program. New activities will be added weekly during the seven-week program.
The second option is to play Book Bingo or Activity Bingo (or both), which can be picked up at the library. For each Bingo win, a participant will earn a gift certificate for a small ice cream from Delano’s Dairy Dream.
The third option is to participate through Beanstack, an online reading program. Participants earn virtual badges for reading, completing various activities, and/or for writing book reviews to recommend books to other readers their age.
The program is free and begins Thursday, June 25, and will continue through August 13. If health conditions allow for it, there may be an outside wrap-up celebration in August.
The library will also be a free lunch site in conjunction with Healthy Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Summer Meals program. These will be free healthy bag lunches available to all children age 18 and under. The lunches will be take-out only this year and served on Thursdays, June 25 through August 20, from 11:30 to 12:30. For more information on the summer lunches, please call the library at 832-4484.