Carmel Clay Public Library’s summer reading program begins June 1

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The summer reading program will begin June 1; and the Teen Library Council (TLC) applications will be due June 15.

According to Hope Baugh, the Young Adult (YA) services manager at the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL), the summer reading program is the library’s largest event. It is from June 1 to Aug. 3, and it is for all middle school and high school students.

She said, “(The people at CCPL) try to promote reading for people and this summer reading program is just a fun thing to do on top of the reading. It doesn’t even need to be a book. (Students) could read a magazine or listen to a recording of a book.”

The prizes, according to Baugh, include two summer souvenirs and raffle tickets. The two summer souvenirs are toys or office and school supplies. Prizes from the raffles include an Edward Cullen stand-up guy, state fair tickets and gift cards.

Junior Yue “Annie” Tang, who has participated in the summer reading program in previous years and plans to participate again this year, said, “The summer reading program is a great way to encourage students to read during the summer.”

As for her goal for the CCPL during the summer, Baugh said, “My goal is to encourage people to read for recreation for the rest of their lives.”

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