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                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660

DATE: Monday, July 31, 2017                                                                        Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081                                              

BCLS Summer Reading Program Continues through Aug. 12
Celebrate with End-of-Summer Parties

There’s still time for kids of all ages to participate in the Burlington County Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program! The program, which features the theme “Build a Better World,” runs until Aug. 12 and encourages kids to track their reading progress, earn fun prizes, and attend library events about science, nature and more to help keep their minds sharp all summer long. Plus, all BCLS Summer Reading participants are invited to celebrate their accomplishments at special events planned at select library branches in August.

As expected, participation has been strong again this year by young readers who are using “Beanstack,” the BCLS online tracking system, to log their progress, explore books lists, and access activity guides customized for their age groups. (Paper BCLS reading logs are also available.) One library prize is awarded for every 10 books a child ages 5 and under reads, and for every four hours a child ages 6 to 11 reads. Plus, extra rewards are earned by completing online Activity Tracks. In addition, kids ages 12 to 18 who play the new BCLS Teen Summer Reading Bingo game that encourages reading and tackling fun activities are also eligible to earn library rewards.

End-of-Summer Reading Program Events
Stop by to celebrate your reading success at these library locations.

Bordentown Library – Friday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.
Enjoy an end-of-summer craft while library staff tally up the numbers of books that have been read and display children’s artwork created during summer programs.

Maple Shade Library – Friday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.
Participate in the library’s Amazing Race Marathon by playing put-put, ring toss, target practice and more. All ages welcome.

Pinelands Library – Friday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.
Enjoy a special Eyes of the Wild presentation featuring live animals and information about the ways animals help build a better world. All ages welcome. Registration required.

Pemberton Library – Friday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy dancing, face painting, balloons and more. Registration requested.

Evesham Library – Monday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Enjoy face painting, crafts, Lego and activity stations, a scavenger hunt, and more. Registration required.

For a complete list of Summer Reading events, visit

The Burlington County Library System includes the Burlington County Library in Westampton, and the Bordentown, Cinnaminson, Evesham, Maple Shade, Pemberton, Pinelands, and Riverton branches. For more information about the BCLS 2017 Summer Reading Program, contact Holly Hoskins at (856) 983-1444, Theresa Preziosa at (609) 893-8262, or Rosy Wagner at (609) 267-9660.  Follow us at #BCLSreads, #exploreBCLS and #SummerReading. 


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