The Amarillo Public Library's summer reading club, AMARILLO READS, has begun for the summer with "Oceans of Possibilities."

Read at least 15 minutes a day for 30 hours to earn a prize, and visit any Amarillo Public Library location to sign up. You’ll receive a complete calendar of events and a reading log to help you develop a habit of daily reading. Color in one sea creature every day when you read at least 15 minutes. Kids can choose their prize-a brand-new book from a wide variety of titles selected by our youth staff. Adults receive a voucher for a free bag of books from the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale, and teens can choose between the voucher and a new book.  You have June and July to complete your 30 days of reading. 

There is a lot going on at APL during the summer, with many opportunities to learn, enjoy, and create. Programs include the Rubber Ducky Club, where participants from birth through age 3 receive a rubber ducky of their choice when they sign up, along with an early literacy log of activities for children and caregivers to do together each week of the program; a narwhal hiding in the seascape at the Northwest Branch Library throughout June; a Wall of Fish at the East Branch Library, where patrons can pick up a fish any time they stop by, decorate it any way they like and bring it back to be added to their wall; and a Sea Horse Hunt at the Southwest Branch Library.

Other offerings include the chance to pick up a blackout card from the Downtown Library and use it to improve your close reading skills — find at least ten of the story elements in your reading and pull a prize from our Pirate Treasure Chest; and a pirate scavenger hunt at the Downtown Library in June.  

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