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Summer reading programs launch in Utah County

By Tiffany Lloyd
American Fork Library
The American Fork Library Summer Reading Program begins June 4th. There are three age groups, children, teens, and adults. Children activities include story time, book club, and weekly drawings. Teens, ages 11-18, can participate in art classes, Harry Potter book clubs, as well as weekly drawings based on how much you read. Adults can have their names submitted to win prizes by reading 10 books over the course of the summer.

Eagle Mountain Library
The Eagle Mountain Summer Reading Program begins June 11th. This year, the library has a new app to help parents track the time their kids spend reading. To use the free app, search for Reader Zone (available for Android and iOS) and enter in the library reading code, "eagle-mountain-library."

Throughout the program, participants can collect small prizes as they check in with the library. The children's age group have additional activities that they can complete to earn an extra prize. Adults have a bingo-type card to track their reading progress throughout the summer.

Highland Library
The Highland Library Summer Reading Program begins May 21st. This year, the theme is music. For the children's age group, there are weekly activities and chances to earn prizes.

For the teen and adult age group, there are thirteen "playlists" of books to choose from. Reading five out of the thirteen playlists guarantees your name into a drawing. Completing all thirteen playlists gives you a total of three chances into the drawing. There are also weekly self-directed activities for teens and adults.

Make sure to register for some fun gifts.

Lehi Library
The Lehi Summer Reading Program begins May 29th. This year, the theme is BINGO! Every time you complete a bingo, have the library mark it off and pick up a scratch card. Each scratch card gives you a chance to win awesome prizes. If you get a blackout on your bingo card, you'll earn a ticket for you and your family to the End of Summer Reading Pool Party on August 6th.

Pleasant Grove Library
The Pleasant Grove Summer Reading Program begins June 8th. There are three age groups, children, teens, and adults. If you are a teen you could win the grand prize, a Nintendo Switch. Every additional 20 hours of reading counts as an extra entry into the grand prize drawing.

For adults, there will be a weekly drawing for every book review you turn in. Each review you submit also increases your chances of winning the grand prize in the adult age group.

Saratoga Springs Library
The Saratoga Springs Summer Reading Program begins June 1st. There are four reading age groups, 0-3, 4-12, 13-18, and 18 and on. In the 0-12 age groups, fill out a chart and for every new "level" you reach, you can earn new prizes. If you are 13 and older, complete up to 15 challenges of your choice to earn fun prizes. All reading sheets need to be turned in by August 4th, the last day of the summer reading program.
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