Turning Pages

Reading is more fun with Bookawocky.

If you’re looking to do some reading this summer, but don’t always have the ambition, Bookawocky could be a great place to start. “All the programs are to encourage people to read, read outside their comfort levels, and to get outside and enjoy the summer,” says Wildwood Library manager Megan Olson.

The program, which started in 2011, uses tasks to make reading more fun. “They all have lists of tasks for you to complete, like read outside, attend a library program, or read a new book,” Olson says.

The program isn’t just for children and teens; it’s also for adults. Prizes can be earned just by signing up, and children, teens and adults will all receive a free book of their choosing. Along with the book, children and teens will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to a Twins game or the Minnesota State Fair.

Bookawocky starts June 10 and runs through August 6.

By the #s
Participation in last year’s bookawocky:

  • 5,020  kids
  • 316 teens
  • 821 adults

Bookawocky events:
June 10 at 2 p.m.: Brodini
June 22 at 2 p.m.: Bruce the Bug Guy
July 29 at 1:30 p.m.: Snake, Rattle and Roll