• 64°

Dare County Library’s Summer Reading Program is free, fun and educational

The Summer Reading Program at the Dare County Libraries is designed to be flexible and fun for children of all ages. The program is educational and will help children maintain the reading skills they developed throughout the school year so they are better prepared to resume school again in the fall.

This year’s Dare County Library Summer Reading Program is planned differently. Unlike prior years, staff won’t be hosting popular performers and filling meeting rooms with dozens of parents and children. To begin Summer Reading this year, programs will be “virtual,” or outside (weather permitting) and there will be weekly “kits” including activity sheets for parents to take home, as well as available on the library’s website.

“If guidance changes, it is possible we will have an in-person program or two by the end of the Summer Reading Program in early August,” stated a press release. “Weekly activity sheets will be posted on our website and weekly activity kits will also be available via our convenient ‘no staff contact’ curbside pick up at each library location.”

This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story” and many fun and exciting activities have been planned. Registration may be completed online at darenc.com/SummerReadingProgram or a parent can call and pick up forms for their children at the library via curbside service weekdays between 10 a.m and 5 p.m. Weekly themes and activities will be posted on the library’s Summer Reading website.

The program will reward children who complete five fun reading activities on their reading tracking form (bingo card) by August 7 by awarding them a brand new free book of their choosing from a list, courtesy of the Dare County Library Foundation. The reading tracking form (bingo card) is also available on the library’s website. There is a tracking form for preschoolers and a different one for school age children. Each week a new activity sheet will be available online and weekly activity kits will be available for curbside pick-up.

Participating children can read books from home or books from the Dare County Libraries via curbside delivery service. The Dare County Library also offers free eBooks for children of all ages.

For more information about free eBook products, including how to access, visit darenc.com/virtuallibrary.

Major funding for the 2020 Summer Reading program comes from The Dare County Library Foundation, darecountylibraryfoundation.org. The Dare County Library Foundation was established in 2002 to enhance library services and collections. The mission of the Dare County Library Foundation is to improve the quality of services that the Dare County Library provides to the community. By securing resources to support library programs and projects not normally met by public funding, the library can grow and better meet the needs of the community.

“We hope that parents, grandparents and caregivers will give their child, grandchild, niece or nephew the opportunity to discover or rediscover the wholesome enjoyment that reading for pleasure can give to a young person as they “IMAGINE YOUR STORY!” at the Dare County Library this summer,” stated the release.

Weekly themes and activities will be posted on each library location website.

For more information, call the Hatteras Library at 252-986-2385, the Kill Devil Hills Library at 252-441-4331 Manteo Library 252-473-2372.

READ ABOUT MORE SCHOOL NEWS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Local county school boards to begin making decisions on reopening

Outer Banks Community Foundation Awards $164,000 in scholarships

Schools

Tyrrell Elementary School receives $25k grant

Lifestyles

Banner tells history of Salvo Community Cemetery and erosion

Crime

Police in North Carolina make arrest in fatal shooting

Crime

Former North Carolina investment advisor loses appeal, judgement affirmed

Crime

Two wounded in early morning shooting Sunday in North Carolina

News

North Carolina officials say high school sports governing deal reached in principle

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for charges related to drug trafficking

Lifestyles

Dare County Arts Council announces courtyard opening day event

News

Supporters of North Carolina man freed from prison gather outside Executive Mansion, call on governor for formal pardon

Lifestyles

Scuppernong River Festival to welcome Miss North Carolina Carli Batson as special guest

Crime

Prosecutors: Getaway car used by bank robber came from dealership test drive

Business

New private Christian school in Moyock celebrates grand opening

Lifestyles

Dare Radio Control Flyers public flying event to benefit food bank

Currituck

Aviation Day event in Barco to features aircraft displays, fly-ins, food trucks and more

Lifestyles

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist service canceled

Business

Sandra Buss named Employee of the Month at The Outer Banks Hospital

Business

Outer Banks Chamber holds ribbon cutting for AR® Workshop Kill Devil Hills

News

Oregon Inlet catch: State certifies new state record golden tilefish

Crime

Police: Woman shot after trying to run over officer in North Carolina

News

Fall striped bass season set in Albemarle Sound Management Area

Crime

Feds: Three people charged in multi-state migrant worker conspiracy

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for ammunition charges

News

Dare Tourism Board awards 10 grants for upcoming events

News

Late Senate leader Marc Basnight remembered by former colleagues