Wish to win gaming consoles, tablets and scooters? Be a part of this summer time studying problem

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – This yr, the Orange County Library System goes hybrid with its studying program with digital and in-person occasions. It’s all in an effort to maintain each children and adults excited to proceed studying and studying over the summer time months.

Ten hours or 600 minutes—that’s how a lot time third grader Zachary Schwerstein stated he’s going to learn this summer time. If he meets or exceeds the purpose, he’ll get to enter to win prizes as a part of the Orange County Library System’s summer reading challenge. His mother stated he’s effectively on his method.

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“He’s already read two books. He’s an avid reader. He’s finally independently learned his reading,” Jamie Schwestein stated.

Zachary even added he learn “way past his bedtime.”

“My mom and dad told me to keep going to bed and I said, ‘Nope, I’m going to keep reading.’ I finished the rest of my book in one night. I read 100 pages in one night,” Zachary stated.

The prizes for readers who financial institution at the least ten hours over the summer time embody tablets, scooters, gaming consoles and extra. OCLS’s summer time program additionally contains digital and in-person occasions unfold all through greater than a dozen places throughout Orange County.

“We brought back Yehaa Bob, Curbside Circus, the Spheres Bubble Show. It’s great seeing people come in person to laugh and get back together and learning what it’s like to get back in the library. It’s thrilling to see the library be the hub in the community again,” OCLS Director of Marketing Erin Sullivan stated.

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Even the Central Florida Zoo introduced in animals for a studying expertise. Zachary stated it was one among his favourite occasions this summer time.

“We did it all in the library and we saw a python, a scorpion and a tortoise,” Zachary stated.

Jamie stated the applications OCLS affords has helped fill a few of the gaps in training left by digital studying through the pandemic, encouraging different dad and mom to become involved.

“It’s an enrichment, something they look forward to. It is a nice little outing for us,” Schwestein stated.

The Summer Reading Challenge ends July 23. There’s a problem for youths and adults with each digital and in-person occasions.

Here’s how to participate within the problem:

  • Read at the least 20 minutes every single day.

  • Pick up a take-home craft at your library department.

Sign up for an OCLS card or go to any of our Orange County Library locations to register for a library card in particular person. Library playing cards are free for Orange County residents.

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*An Orange County Library common, property proprietor or price card in good standing is required to be eligible to win prizes. Reciprocal debtors, OCLS employees, together with board members and their households, are ineligible.

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