Kidsburgh: free Summer Reading Extravaganza

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The programs are free and include prize drawings, story times and more.

Registration begins on June 5 and continues through June 17.at all county libraries.

The Parents Read Too program allows parents and caregivers who are busy reading to and about their children to participate in their own summer reading program, complete with separate prizes. This year, they hope to attract more junior-high and high-school readers with programs selected specifically for tweens and teens, including a 'zine workshop, a Tween-Teen coding games day, and Frankentoys (deconstructing stuffed animals).

Youth Services Manager Claire Lopiccolo said the program - which has a "Happy Birthday, Rochester" theme in celebration of the city's bicentennial - challenges participants to read quality literature and learn about community history through a series of programs running through August 5.

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People of all ages are invited to join the library system's Summer Reading program, which has a goal of having participants reach a total of 2 million minutes of reading time this summer.

"This summer our program will focus on those four areas". Wednesdays or 10:30-11:30 a.m.

This year's theme is "Build a Better World".

Kids age 11 and under who register for their Beanstack accounts through the BCLS website and track their progress will earn virtual badges for reaching each reading milestone.

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