Martin County Library System Press Releases

May 31, 2011

Martin County Library System Announces Children’s Summer Reading Incentive Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                           

DATE:  MAY 31, 2011                                                                                                       

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                                                   


            There’s a world of adventure waiting at Martin County libraries this summer–

including prizes for reading!


This year’s theme for the children’s Summer Reading Program is One World, Many Stories.  Martin County Library System promises preschool- through middle school-age children a world of activities throughout the summer.  In addition to stories and crafts, there’ll be programs featuring art, animals, archaeology, balloons, bookmaking, creative writing, dancing, magic, music, puppets and more!  For information on these and other great family programs pick up a Library Connection or a summer reading flier at any Martin County library or visit

The reading program begins June 11.  To participate and receive rewards for reading, visit Children’s World to pick up a reading log.  You can win prizes, books and even a super-cool, color-changing water bottle!   You just need to log in each day you read or listen to a story for more than 20 minutes.  The more days you read, the more prizes you win! 

  • Read one day and pick one draw from the Children’s World treasure chest.
  • Read five days and win one book and one draw.
  • Read 10 days, win one draw; 15 days, one book.
  • Read 20 days and win one book and one draw.
  • Read 30 days and win one color-changing water bottle (one per child, please).

This reading incentive program ends after you pass 30 days, or August 14—just before school starts—but we encourage you to keep reading all summer long!  

Program funding is provided by the six MCLS Friends groups. All books, prizes and advertising have been provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.  For more information, visit the MCLS website, call (772) 221-1403 or stop by Children’s World at any of the following Martin County libraries:

  • Blake Library (main branch), 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart
  • Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SE Adams Avenue, Indiantown
  • Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound
  • Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
  • Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart


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