“Why let kids have all the fun?” said James Cullen, assistant branch manager of the Great Falls Library. Every summer children all over the county participate in summer reading programs. This year, the Great Falls Library is letting adults get in on the act. The program, called “The Adult Summer Reading Challenge,” hopes to engage older readers to visit the library more during the summer. Enticements to that end will include coupons for free books at the library’s ongoing book sale.
“Parents are always telling us how much fun their kids have in participating in our reading program,” said Cullen. “So, we created a program for adults that has many of the same elements, coupons, reading logs, even a grand prize at the end”. The Friends of the Library have donated a basket of goodies that will be awarded to one reader at the end of summer. The program runs from June 23 through Sept. 3.
Great Falls Community library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, is open Monday through Saturday.