Nostalgic adults can now join summer reading program

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Many adults remember going to their nearest library as a child or teenager and getting books as part of a summer reading program. This year, the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) has expanded its program, Just One More Page, to include adults who may have fond memories of summer reading or maybe need an extra incentive to find a book they don’t want to put down.

The Just One More Page program includes a reading sheet for people of all ages.  The sheet includes suggested reading times for babies and toddlers, 10 minutes, children, 20 minutes, and adults, 30 minutes. However, the library wants to encourage people to set their own goal.

Click here to download and print the summer reading time sheet.

The reading sheet includes three levels for everyone to participate. For each level completed there is an age appropriate prize.

“It’s very simple. We try to make it easy for people and fun,” Children’s Services librarian for ACPL Kris Lill said on NewsChannel 15’s First News Saturday. Lill joined the show with Lisa Worrell, a member of the adult summer reading program committee.

“As a parent, my children love that feeling of doing anything to earn a prize. For me, just the nostalgia of adults now being able to go back and do the same thing we used to do when we were kids, I think it’s a lot of fun,” Worrell said.

Just One More Page officially starts Monday, June 8 and goes until Saturday, Aug. 1.

For more details about the summer reading program, watch the interview above or visit the ACPL’s website here.

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