For immediate release: April 26, 2021
Douglas County Libraries’ annual summer reading celebration is going To Books & Beyond in 2021! Pre-registration for Galaxy DCL begins Saturday, May 1, at DCL.org and the program officially kicks off Saturday, June 5.
“We’re thrilled to be open for Summer Reading,” said DCL Special Events Supervisor Kristen Kallio. “It’s such a fun tradition for us, and a great way to spark new enjoyment of reading for all ages. This year we feel it’s especially important for kids and helping them maintain their educational achievements from a pretty unusual year of learning.”
Summer Reading kickoff celebrations will be held June 9-11 at various locations throughout Douglas County, including the libraries and other outdoor venues, with treats, activities, and special guests from the Space Foundation.
All participants who pre-register for Galaxy DCL will be entered into the library’s 10 Days of Giveaways prize drawings in June, and will receive other fun sign-up prizes, including coupons to Rocket Fizz and Parry’s Pizza, and goal-based prizes all summer. The annual school contest for the most sign-ups is back, and this year’s community reading goal of 8 million minutes read benefits the Douglas Land Conservancy with a $1,000 gift, courtesy of the Douglas County Libraries Foundation, if met.
Summer Reading joins Outdoor Storytime in welcoming DCL customers back to in-person events and experiences. Kids Corners in the libraries are now open, and playscapes will reopen this spring. DCL’s Parker location will debut its brand-new playscape, U-Fix-It Pit Stop, this summer.
For more information on Summer Reading and other library events, visit DCL.org or call (303) 791-7323.
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