“Reading for a Better World” is this year’s theme for the Amesbury Public Library’s Virtual Winter Reading Program.
Until March 15, participants of all ages can earn virtual badges by logging their reading time, reading about certain topics or completing activities. Participants who complete the challenge (earning six or more badges) can claim a completion prize on March 15 for a local sweet treat.
Children in kindergarten through fourth grade will be able to earn a free book by completing the program online or at their school’s print libraries. Teenagers will be able to get a mug and recipes for making mug cakes in the microwave. Raffle prizes will be awarded for all ages, including puzzles, board games, cozy blankets, and more.
Registration is easy as it can be done on the library website or with the Beanstack app. Participants can also request a paper version. The program is free for anyone who wishes to participate.
Throughout this time, the Department of Youth Services will be offering Make and Take projects for children, craft activity programs for teens, take-home storytime kits for children ages 2-6 and take-home reading kits for grades 1-4. Families with young children can also participate in the “1,000 books before kindergarten” challenge.
Visit the Amesbury Public Library website calendar for programming and registration as well as virtual adult programming at www.amesburylibrary.org