News Review
Posted Date: 5/28/2014
Summer reading is about reading for fun! Read comics under the covers with a flashlight, paperbacks in your favorite tree, or listen to an e-audiobook in the car! Summer Readers become better students, and enjoy life-long reading success. Register in the lower floor lobby anytime the library is open: Monday - Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Besides the baseball game, a free book and other prizes, readers who make their goal can help their library grow when they “Read a Book into the Collection”. Their photo will replace the book cover they choose from the “Periodic Table of Literary Elements” and they will be the first person to check out that book.

The MARK Counts II Robot hides on the lower floor in a new place every day June 16 – July 31! Whisper his location to the Registrar in the lobby and choose a prize from the gold treasure box.
Pre-readers are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program, and use an Activity Reading Record instead of tracking minutes or titles. Students entering 6th – 12th grades in the fall of 2014 can do the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Spark a Reaction!”

Youth with fines on their library cards can read their fines off by earning Squirrel Scrip. Every 10 minutes of reading will earn $1 in Squirrel Scrip which can be turned in at the lower floor desk to erase fines. Squirrel Scrip is only valid June 16 – July 31, and only applies to fines on youth cards.

For more information, call the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5301, come to
1600 Louisiana Street in Longview, or visit us at