The textbooks may have closed for the summer but the reading continues for area youth as the county libraries welcome students to the 2012 Summer Reading Club.
This year's theme is Dream Big–Read! for kids in grade 12 and younger, and the first big event at is "Dreams and Magic" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The annual summer reading program started decades ago, said Laurie Hayes, spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Public Library system. The participation hovers at about 14,000 each year, she said.
The library’s club-related programs and activities start June 18 and run through July 28.
For a schedule of events and locations as well as a description of all programs offered by the library this summer, check out Library Happenings! at all library branches, or view the magazine online at www.aacpl.net.
Look on page 18 for details on how you can win four-packs of tickets to see the Orioles play the Seattle Mariners on Aug. 6.
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