Local libraries invite kids to Read through Winter Wonderland

Published 9:18 am Friday, February 17, 2023

The winter reading program, Reading through Winter Wonderland, 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. 9.

Participants kindergarten through third grade can join the program and pick up a Reading Record at the Prentiss or Bassfield Public Library, then write down the books they have read on their Reading Record and bring it to one of the libraries to receive a prize.

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Kids in that record 15 books will receive $10 in Reward Bucks plus receive 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 available as well.

Students in a first grade class that recently visited the Prentiss Public Library received a total of $868 reward bucks with one student earning over $80 at the prize store.

The reading program ends on March 6 so there is still plenty of 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.