CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County School children could win thousands of prizes just for reading this summer.
The program is called Summer Reading and it runs from June 1 through July 31, at the Charleston County Public Library. It's a joint venture between the library and the Charleston County School District.
There are hundreds of free programs for children, teens, and adults. Upcoming events at Charleston County Library locations include plays, puppet shows, storytellers, concerts and even activities with live animals, among other things.
Thousands of prizes will be given out to local residents just for reading. They include tickets to local attractions and sports events, plus, gift cards, and more, all available through the generosity of local organizations.
This joint effort between the Charleston County School District and the Charleston County Public Library is an effort to encourage students to read more . Those who choose to participate can begin logging their reading on June 1. It's as simple as this: Read-Log -Win.
The Charleston County Public library wants to encourage families to read for fun and help school-aged children maintain their reading skills during the gap between Spring and Fall Semesters.
Studies show that children who don't read during the summer will regress and be less prepared when school starts.
For more information, go to this site or call 843-805-6930.