Summer Reading Program Promotes Kindness

Written by on May 29, 2019

The Park County library is banking on kindness this summer.

The library’s Summer Reading program, which begins next week, is using acts of kindness as a reward for students who spend time this summer lost in a book or two.

Holly Baker with the Children’s Library in Cody says kids from infancy through high school can participate in the program, earning tickets that they can then distribute between two different charitable causes – supporting a local family whose newborn baby requires critical medical care, or the Park County Animal Shelter. Baker says that the young readers’ tickets will translate at the end of the summer to money that’s been donated by local businesses and benefactors.

Baker says this is the second year that participants are giving instead of receiving – and she says the kids participating in the program seem to be empowered by the philanthropy.

Kids and teens may earn tickets by reading, being read to, and completing non-reading activities. The program begins June 3rd and ends July 27th.

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