Summer reading program to hold kickoff events

Douglas County Libraries program doesn't require tracking of hours

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Douglas County Libraries patrons of all ages are encouraged to read as part of the district's Great Summer Reading Road Trip program. All branches kick off the program June 1 with life-sized games, live DJs, bounce houses, food trucks, a book fair and more. The celebrations last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual reading program is open to all ages and runs from June 1 to July 31. Children, teens and adults can register at any of the kickoff parties, or online at DCL.org/summer-reading. Participants will receive prizes from Texas Roadhouse and the Colorado Rapids for signing up.

New this year: Tracking the time spent reading is not required. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the read instead and may collect a prize just for having an awesome summer. Adults and kids who like a challenge may still track their reading on a DCL log, or they may create their own goal and track their time online.  

If Douglas County Libraries meets this year's community goal of 16,775 registered reading program participants, the DCL Foundation will donate $500 to Nature's Educators.

Volunteers are needed for the summer reading kickoff parties June 1 and throughout the summer. No special skills or prior experience is needed, and teens can earn community service credit toward graduation requirements. Interested volunteers may learn more and/or sign up via VolunteerConnectDC.org; search Douglas County Libraries opportunities.

For more information about the Great Summer Reading Road Trip, registration, and associated events and activities, visit DCL.org/summer-reading or call 303-791-7323.

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