By Tim Leeds
Registration for Summer Reading 2000 starts at a kick-off party at the Havre-Hill County Library Wednesday, June 7 at 10:15 a.m.
The purpose of the program is to encourage children to read. A reading record will be sent home with children enrolled to record the time spent reading books checked out from the library. Every time the children come to the library, they will record their hours and minutes on their registration form at the desk.
Incentives will be awarded to children throughout the summer in three categories. For toddler to second-grade, one prize will be awarded for every 100 minutes of reading. For third to fourth grades, one prize will be awarded for every 10 hours of reading. For fifth through ninth grades, one prize will be awarded for every 12 hours of reading.
The children in each category with the most hours and minutes of reading at the end, July 26, will receive grand prizes. The last day to register is July 21.
Library cards must be clear of overdue materials to participate in the program.
The Planetarium will also be at the library the week of June 5. People are invited to tour it with the Summer Reading Kick-off party.
Other upcoming events at the library include story time every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., Bob Soper talking about stargazing, storytelling with Bill Chambers, and the Annual Bug Race. Watch for dates and times of these and other events.