The Summer Reading Program is underway at the Robeson County Public Library

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Our summer reading program, “Tails and Tales”, officially launched on June 21st and although it looks a little different from previous years, we are excited to bring another reading challenge and awesome programs for you. all ages. The Summer Reading Program is not only a great way to encourage reading during the summer season, but it’s also important to stay engaged and connected to your local library.

If you haven’t signed up for the program yet, no problem! We have a new virtual platform called READsquared that you can use to register online for free. Visit robesoncountylibrary.readsquared.com or download the READsquared app to sign up and start saving minutes or books. Turtle Tots (0-4), Chameleon Kiddos (5-12) and Toucan Teens (13-17) are challenged to read 1,000 minutes, while Alpaca Adults (18+) will read four books. Only one return per person is allowed and be sure to collect your prize when finished. All prices are while stocks last. For assistance with registering or keeping minutes or books, you can contact your local library and the staff will be happy to assist you.

We have an excellent range of programs for every age group to enjoy virtually. You can check all the programs on our Facebook page or on the READsquared site under the “Events” tab. We are currently accepting submissions for the Tails and Tales Virtual Art Contest, which will run until July 30. Create animal-themed artwork and library staff will award first, second and third place prizes per division. This is open to all ages. All you have to do is take a photo of your artwork and fill out a Google form. You can find the form on our Facebook page or on our website under the Summer Virtual Reading tab. For assistance, contact us at 910-738-4859.

We are thrilled to partner with the Robeson County Humane Society in hosting a supply drive July 2-30. Customers can drop off donations at any of our seven locations. When you donate an item, you will be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. Only one entry per person. Be sure to check our Facebook page or website for a list of items the shelter currently needs. You can also view an interview with the Humane Society on our Facebook page conducted by outreach specialist Caroline Lloyd. Furry Fun for Everyone Fridays will also be raising awareness with other local animal organizations throughout the summer. We encourage everyone to help our furry friends in need!

A special thank you to our 2021 Summer Reading Program sponsors: Friends of the Robeson County Public Library, Fountain Computer Repair, Fairmont Rural Fire Department and Cheryl and Randy Stone.

Our libraries are open, so be sure to stop by and check out the materials as you fill out your reading log. We look forward to seeing you!

Lauren Piszczor is the Adult Services Librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.

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