AMESBURY — “Reading for a Better World” is the theme of 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 in print at their school libraries.
Teens will be able to get a mug and recipes for making microwave cakes. Raffle prizes will be awarded for all ages, including puzzles, board games and cozy blankets.
Registration can be done easily on the library’s 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-go projects for kids, craft activity programs for teens, take-home storytime kits for kids ages 2-6 years and take-home reading kits for grades one through four.
Families with young children can participate in the “1,000 books before kindergarten” challenge.
Check the Amesbury Public Library website calendar for programs and registration as well as virtual adult programs at www.amesburylibrary.org.