Kids can have fun at the library this summer with Bookawocky, a celebration of summer reading. Keep reading all summer for prizes, and have the opportunity to attend hundreds of free programs and special events.
Pick up a game card to earn a free book
For kids age birth to entering 6th grade can pick up a game card at any Dakota County Library branch (except South St. Paul) and get a free book when you complete at least 10 of 12 literacy activities. Activities include reading a book outside, telling someone a story, listening to music and more. Get your free book when you return your completed card to the library.
Enter drawings for prizes
Check out and read or listen to a new or favorite adventure, mystery, funny, scary or informational book and complete a Read.Write.Draw form at your library to be eligible to win prizes. Each returned form counts as an entry to win Twins tickets, Minnesota State Fair tickets, books or a grand prize family membership to a local zoo or museum. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.
Show your creative side
Gather up every crayon, colored pencil, marker and paintbrush so all of your favorite supplies are at your fingertips as you sit down to craft a creative masterpiece for the Bookawocky Art Contest. Bring out your inner Van Gogh or Picasso and share your artistic style by developing a drawing, painting or collage that interprets the theme, “Read, Explore, Connect.”
Entries can be no larger than 11 by 17 inches and be able to hang on a wall or bulletin board. Drop off entries at any Library location from June 17–July 20. First-, second- and third-place awards will be given to kids ages 5–8 and 9–12. The art contest is sponsored by the Dakota County Library Foundation.
Take your Summer Reading celebration online
Earn virtual badges, create booklists and more at www.bookawocky.org.
Thank you to our Summer Reading Experience sponsors:
CenturyLink, Dakota County Library Foundation, Dakota Electric Foundation, Friends of the Heritage Library, Friends of the Inver Glen Library, Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library, Friends of the Robert Trail Library, Friends of the Wescott Library, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jostens Foundation, KARE 11, Macy’s, Metropolitan Library Service Agency, Minnesota Parent, Minnesota Twins, Radio Disney, Star Tribune, Target Corporation.
*See www.southstpaul.org/library for specific South St. Paul Library programming.