Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Saturday, June 17 at Carson City Library 

Public Invited to Opening Reception, “Around the World”, with Activities for all Ages  

Summer signals the return of the annual Carson City Library Summer Reading Challenge starting Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. with a themed kick-off celebration titled, “Around the World.” This annual reading literacy initiative provides an opportunity for the public to join in the challenge and festivities held at the Carson City Library, located at 900 North Roop St. in Carson City.

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 17 to Aug. 12 giving participants ample time to embark on their reading adventures through the summer. This year’s theme, “Around the World,” is designed to transport participants on a literary journey across the globe exploring different countries and cultures and thereby expanding horizons through the power of books.

The kick-off party taking place June 17 includes a performance by Kantu Inka and Reno Taiko Tsurunokai, showcasing the rich musical traditions of Peru and Japan, respectively. Ryan Wendt, a talented card magician, will perform mind-bending tricks and illusions. Additionally, the library will bring together carnival-style games suitable for all ages along with hands-on activities and food available from Nevada Nosh Food Truck.

To participate, individuals register online for the Challenge starting the week before the start date through the convenient Beanstack app. Alternatively, sign-ups are available at the Carson City Library. Logging of reading minutes starts June 17 and by registering participants will track their progress and goals. Recognition for top readers are awarded.

Registration is available online here.

For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge and other library programs, please visit the Carson City Library online at CarsonCityLibrary.org. Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Sara Martel (left) and Rachel March, senior library assistants at the Carson City Library, act out their roles as stewardesses with Adventure Airlines during the Carson City Library’s Summer Reading Event on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

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