Children encouraged to participate in library reading challenge

Lincoln Parish Library is looking to encourage young readers with its ongoing bi-monthly reading challenges.

This reading challenge, like the others, serves as prompts and suggestions for parents and children. They also offer kids a chance to win prizes for doing what they are encouraged to do at school: read.

Marcie Nelson, interim library director, said many of these monthly challenges go along with the reading homework parish school children already receive. 

“It adds a fun element,” Nelson said. “If they already have reading assignments at school, kids can get bogged down and think, ‘I have to do this.’ This adds a fun element of, ‘I get to do this.’” 

This reading challenge has ten steps prompting kids to “read a book while having a picnic,” “read a book about foods that grow in the fall” and “read a book with animals as main characters.”

Children who read ten books that align with the ten prompts are entered into a prize drawing. This challenge’s drawing will be Nov. 17.

For more information, visit the Lincoln Parish Library’s children’s department. 

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