Lake Elmo Library plans summer reading program

Lake Elmo-area students get fired up to read in the Lake Elmo Public Library’s summer reading program that starts June 10 and runs through Aug. 17. (Submitted photo)

Lake Elmo-area students get fired up to read in the Lake Elmo Public Library’s summer reading program that starts June 10 and runs through Aug. 17. (Submitted photo)

LAKE ELMO — The Lake Elmo Public Library summer reading program for elementary through junior high students runs June 10 to Aug. 17 and features games, programs, prizes, author visits and reading available from over 8,000 library books.

Interested students can register June 10 at the library to track their reading time and be eligible to win prizes. Every week on Saturday, a student’s name will be drawn for a Target gift card. The more visits a student makes to the library, the more chances they have to win.

The program starts with a June 10 medallion hunt with the first clue posted at 10 a.m. at the library. The medallion will be hidden in or near the library and clues will be posted at 10 a.m. daily with the prize of two passes for Joe Park Golf @ Country Air Wedge Course to be given at the end of the hunt June 15.

Gorman’s Restaurant will award an ice cream cone to students accomplishing five hours of reading time. After 10 hours, PINZ awards a digital bookmark (Gizmo) and the student will also receive $1 of PINZ (Z card) time for every additional hour of reading completed up to 20 hours or a total of 20 PINZ dollars of play time.

Children are also invited to the library June 26 and July 24 for “PowerUp 4 Kids” and game days. Challenge Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson with your Kendama tricks on July 24.

All programs are on Wednesdays with a special presenter, “Aah-Some Storyteller/Magician Extraordinaire” Aug.14. Visit lakeelmopubliclibrary.org for details on additional programs and author visits.

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