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Library Summer Reading Program

LAKEPORT--The Lake County Library invites all children and teens to participate in “Paws to Read” the 2014 summer reading program which begins on May 31 at all Lake County Libraries. Animal-themed events and activities will occur at the various libraries over the summer. More details about library events and programs will be posted on the library calendar at www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/Lake_County_CA__Library/Calendar.htm.
Program for Children

Children from pre-school through sixth grade can sign up at any time during the program to receive a game packet at any Lake County Library and then read library books to earn prizes. Each participant in the children’s program will receive a prize. The Friends of the Lake County Library will donate a book to the library with a special bookplate commemorating each “Independent Reader” who reads 25 books or 1,000 pages. The children’s program ends August 2. Prizes will be presented at awards parties on August 9.
“Super Sign-up Saturday”

Barbara Green, children’s programs coordinator, will conduct Lakeport Library’s “Super Sign-up Saturday” with special crafts and fun for children on May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact Barbara Green at 263-8817 ext. 17102 or email barbara.green@LakeCountyCA.gov for more information about “Paws to Read” and the library’s other programs for children.
Teen Summer Reading Program

The Lake County Library invites teens from seventh through twelfth grade to participate in “Paws to Read” the library’s teen summer reading program which begins May 31. Teens are invited to visit the library and read for prizes as well as to take part in special animal-themed events offered throughout the summer.

Beginning May 31, students going into the sixth through twelfth grade can register to attend these free events at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High Street. Teens can also sign up to read three young adult books during the program. Those who succeed will receive reading awards and their names will be put on commemorative bookplates inside new library books. Teens who turn in book reviews will have their names entered in a grand prize drawing.

Special events this summer will start with decorating the young adult area of the library with photo collages. Amy Patton, the teen program’s coordinator, has planned several events for the teens this summer including a visit with a dog agility trainer, a dog groomer and other animal experts. She says, “Join us for decorating cupcakes, duct tape crafts, and much more.” The “Paws to Read” teen summer reading program is sponsored by the Lake County Library and the Friends of the Lake County Library.

Amy Patton can be reached at 263-8817 ext. 17105 or email amy.patton@LakeCountyCA.gov for more information about “Paws to Read.”
Contact libraries for information

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High Street, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The phone number is 263-8817.

Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday noon to 7:00 p.m. The phone number is 994-5115.

Middletown Library, 21256 Washington Street, is open Tuesday through Friday 12:00 noon -5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The phone number is 987-3674.

Upper Lake Library, 310 Second Street, is open Tuesday through Friday 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The phone number is 275-2049.

The Lake County Library has an internet presence at http://library.lakecountyca.gov and at Facebook.com/lakecountyca.gov