The Summer Reading Program is now the Summer Reading Challenge because now it is all virtual!
We are excited about this because too often we don’t crack open an amazing book before seeing the movie. When this happens we are simply allowing the movie makers to paint the picture for us and with books, we can be those amazing artists. We are given the tools necessary to paint our own pictures and use our imaginations. This is why Penny Fletcher, from Laramie County Community College, elected to do the Summer Reading Challenge. She is part of the Laramie County Library Foundation Board and is walking the walk, by also being a participant in the challenge.
The other benefit of reading is taking a break from screen time, which seems to be occurring more frequently because of the social distancing requirements. We will pick up our phones to binge-watch something or grab controllers to game more often because we are no longer getting the chance to hang out with others and go out and do as many activities like we did before. When reading we are able to exercise our brains, build skills and the best part is developing lasting memories. Another benefit of reading is it can be a relaxing time that is all about you. You can read at your own pace, you can digest the story at your leisure and run wild with your imagination. The possibilities are literally limitless when you read books. Then by participating in the Summer Reading Challenge you are rewarded for your time and energy spent reading books! It is a big WIN for yourself and your loved ones.
To sign up for the Summer Reading Program visit their website to register HERE. Participate throughout the summer to earn badges and receive tickets to win major prizes from a Chrome Book, to noise-canceling headphones to a Yeti Cooler. The Summer Reading Challenge is all about encouraging more Laramie County Residents reading this summer and it is amazing that the Library sets it up where participants also get access to amazing prizes. We are grateful for the opportunity to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Summer Reading Challenge! Enjoy the challenge!