Library urges teens to dive into summer reading

BooksWhat lies beneath the surface — a fantasy world that feels all too real or a literal look at what is under our feet?

Explore the deep, dark recesses of your imagination through books, movies, art and magic beginning July 1 during Greenwich Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, Beneath the Surface.

Beneath the Surface encourages teens to get engrossed in a great novel, learn more about a topic of personal interest and explore the library’s online and digital reading resources over the summer. Studies show that students who read more, read better; they also write better, spell better and have larger vocabularies. The key to avoiding “summer slide” is access to books and an incentive to read.

In the Teen Summer Reading Program students entering grades sixth to 12th read for fun and prizes. For each 1,000 pages read (up to 3,000 pages), students earn a goal-level prize and are entered into the grand prize drawing. Students can also earn entries if they attend the library’s summer reading events or by submitting reviews.

This year’s grand prize is a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

The program runs from Monday, July 1 to Saturday, Aug. 10 and features a number of special events including movie night, a traveling exhibition presented by instructors from the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich, a henna tattoo art presentation, a middle school book club program that includes pizza, a virtual conference on authors who write young adult fiction, a presentation on ancient Egypt and a magic show.

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