(BEDFORD) - The Bedford Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge begins on Monday.
Children up to age 17 are encouraged to participate in the free summer reading challenge, which provides prizes for reading. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a golden ticket to the comedy juggler ventriloquist show in late July. Parents or caregivers of ticket holders will be admitted free.
The library will host a Summer Reading Festival on June 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the library parking lot. The event is free to attend.
The library has more than two dozen special programs scheduled for the summer in support of summer reading. The programs include WonderLab, Indiana Jim and Python Pam, a puppet show, two puppet-making workshops and many other fun and educational events.
"The Big Book of Crochet Stitches: Fabulous Fans, Pretty Picots, Clever Clusters, and a Whole Lot More" by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, "Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs" by Mark Blitz, "The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive" by Jim Afremow, PhD., "Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood" by Leah Vincent, "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" by Mark Harris, "McGraw-Hill Education TASC: Test Assessing Secondary Completion", "Fodor's 2014 Walt Disney World", "Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair)" by Rosie Perez, "The Organic Book of Compost: Easy and Natural Techniques to Feed Your Garden" by Pauline Pears, "The Hungry Girl Diet: Big Portions, Big Results: Drop 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks" by Lisa Lillien, "Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center" by Adele Levine, "Modern Pioneering: More than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-sufficient Life" by Georgia Pellegrini, "Greece" by Mike Gerrard, "Simple & Stylish Backyard Projects" by Anna and Anders Jeppsson, "National Geographic Traveler: India" by Louise Nicholson, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth: the Quest to Crack an Ancient Code" by Margalit Fox, and "Urban Farm Projects: Making the Most of Your Money, Space, and Stuff" by Kelly Wood.
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