Summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy a good book.
For children and teenagers looking to discover the joys of reading, look no further than the Walkersville Branch Library.
The library, 57 W. Frederick St., in Walkersville, is again offering its summer reading program for children and teenagers of all ages. The program is also offered at libraries nationwide.
“It’s very popular,” said Sharon Lauchner, branch manager at Walkersville. “It’s been going on a really, really long time and absolutely [popular].”
As part of the program, participants read a certain number of books on their own time.
Based on how many books they read, prizes are awarded. Participants keep track of how many books they read. The program runs until Aug. 11.
The program theme for children, birth to 5 years old, is “Dream Big Read.” For sixth-grade students through college freshmen, the theme is “Own The Night.”
For teenagers looking to socialize, the library is also sponsoring a teen book club. The club meets at 3:45 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the library. Refreshments are served.
To register for the summer reading program and the teen reading club, contact the library at 301-845-8880.