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A Reading Challenge and online story times are the featured attractions of this year’s Summer Reading Program at Bryan-Bennett Library.

Throughout July, readers of all ages can pick up a Challenge register at the Circulation Desk at Bryan-Bennett Library. The Challenge asks the reader to select four types of activities from a list. These activities include: read a book about history; read a fiction book; read a do-it-yourself book; read a book about nature; read a non-fiction book; or read a book in a single day. After four of the activities have been completed, the patron can return the Challenge register to the Library for entry in drawings for several prizes. Prizes will be awarded in two main categories: adult (age 18 and older) and children. The Friends of the Library will also be awarding a Non-Resident Library Card.

Readers can complete as many Challenge registers as possible throughout July. The final day to enter registers is July 31.

Drawing winners will be announced on August 1.

Program Director Karen Shanafelt is also coordinating several online storytimes. Leading off the roster of special guest readers are: Salem Mayor Sue Morgan, Police Chief Sean Reynolds, and State Representative Blaine Wilhour. A new story will be added to the Library’s facebook page each week.  Several other guest readers from the area will be featured. The stories are tailored to the interest of younger children.

For more information, please contact Bryan-Bennett Library at 548-3006 or stop by the Library at 315 South Maple, Salem.