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For a limited time, the County Library System is offering St. Louis Cardinals-themed library cards. When you sign up for a card they give you a choice of what you want the design to be. Cardinals library cards are available in credit card format and also in keychain format.
We always like to encourage reading – maybe because we write books or maybe because we write articles for the website, but mostly because we like to read. The St. Louis County Library summer reading clubs began June 1 and will continue through August 6.
It’s not just for kids – you can enter in hopes of winning prizes, including tickets to the Cardinals. The program offers great prizes for the whole family. If an adult reads to a child, they can count that as their reading as well as the child’s reading. The Library wants to encourage everyone to read, regardless of your age.
Twenty minutes of reading equals 20 points. There are different incentives for the number of points earned. At the end of the program – when a person completes their individual reading sheet, they bring it to the library and can fill out a card to enter the raffle.
Raffle prizes include Cardinals tickets, Union Station attractions pass, St. Louis Zoo membership, Target gift cars and more.
Register online starting June 1 and enter an electronic draw for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card each week.
With all the internet offers, and all the different cable and satellite channels, we often forget the good old books. A trip to the library is a nice air-conditioned way to spend an afternoon on a hot day. There are magazines, DVDs, books and activities for children.
On a recent trip to a branch of the library, we were pleased to see a few Rains books on the shelves. For all the grandparents, you can participate in the summer reading program with young people. Parents can also register with their children. It’s not too late to register. There are registration tables at various locations.
The County Library isn’t the only one doing special things for the summer. The St. Louis (City) Public Library offers free summer camps for children. For information on this CLICK HERE.
Whether you’re joining a program or checking out books on your own, summer is the perfect time to read books.