Winter reading program going strong

Published 11:08 am Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The winter reading program is going strong at the Dr. Frank L. Leggett Public Library in Bassfield and the Prentiss Public Library in Prentiss.

The program has had great participation since it began Jan. 11.

Participants can pick up a Reading Record at the Prentiss or Bassfield Public Library, then

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write down the books they have read on their Reading Record and bring it to one of the libraries to receive a prize. Ten picture book titles or 10 chapters equals a free book.

“Cold winter months are a great time for families to read together,” said library branch manager Jackie Miller. “We hope lots of children will take this time to stay in and read books.”

Some of the fun prizes included slime, snap bracelets, gliders, spinners and several big prizes like Contixo Kids Learning Tablet, a Rockit Twisr Rotatable Learning Game System by Leap Frog and a Pankoo Monocular Telescope.

The reading program ends on March 12, but according to branch manager Jackie Miller, there is still time to read books, turn in your reading record, claim reward bucks and get awesome prizes.

The Prentiss Public Library is located at 2229 Pearl Avenue in Prentiss. The Dr. Frank L. Leggett Public Library is located at 226-A Robert E. Blount Drive in Bassfield.