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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Anoka County Summer Library Experience Starts June 1

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Anoka County Library's summer library experience, Bookawocky, is a celebration of summer reading and learning.  Whether it’s an eBook, audiobook, or paper copy, the library has plenty of options for kids to read stories this summer June 1 - August 19.


“Bookawocky is a great way that families can get inspired, explore ideas, and find information at the library this summer,” said Anoka County Library Board President Dan Greensweig.  “Kids have fun but also keep reading and learning, which helps them when they return to school.”


Anoka County Library has more than 100 programs for kids of all ages and interests to inspire reading and learning in the summer.  


It’s not just about summer reading; the library offers a wide variety of summer activities for youth and families.


Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with cool hands-on projects using great gadgets. Teen volunteers run these fun and information-filled programs for younger children.  


Kids can win a free book in the library’s Read, Write, Draw program by writing or drawing a review of a favorite book.  For other books read, children and teens can enter the Read It! Rate It! contest for a chance to win tickets to Bunker Beach, Twins games, or the Minnesota State Fair.  


The Read Down Your Fines program in June and July allows children and teens to reduce their fines by spending time reading in the library.  Ask your librarian for more information.  


Bookawocky is sponsored in part by the Friends of Anoka County Library, which supports the library and connects the community to ideas, information, and inspiration through special events and programs, membership development, and fundraising.   Many of the programs are made possible with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Most programs are held at Anoka County libraries, but other locations include Coon Rapids and Blaine High Schools. Programs are hands-on, creative, and most important, fun!  Registration for some programs, such as art and science workshops, begin May 1.

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