Summer Reading, our county-wide reading program for all ages has everything you need to keep your brain tuned up while you continue your summer adventures. Entire families have the opportunity to participate and completion of the program can give each generation involved a great sense of accomplishment. Parents and caregivers gain knowledge about early literacy and learning activities for little ones. Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery. Teens can prepare for the higher levels of literacy needed for college education and future employment. Even adults can challenge themselves with new goals to improve their brainpower and wellbeing. The knowledge you gain should be rewarding enough, but your library has plenty of other incentives to sweeten the deal. Readers ages 0-18 reaching Goal 1 will receive a $6 fine waiver and they will also be able to choose a free book for themselves or they can Read It Forward and donate the book to a child in need. For Goal 2, readers will receive a second $6 fine waiver and two books to keep or donate as well as a completion certificate an entry in our weekly gift drawing. For readers reaching Goal 3 and above, a book will be donated to children in need in their honor. Valid library cardholders reaching Goals 1 & 2 will be eligible for larger prizes, like electronic tablets and eReaders, in drawings held at the program’s conclusion.