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With the summer reading program are there any "prizes" to earn besides the "virtual badges"? In the past couple years I received bowling, ice skating passes, sunglasses, a crown, bookmarks among other stuff. Will we be able to still get a book at the end?

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barkerm
Fri, 2011-06-10 14:30

Our program will be based on experiences, not tangible rewards. Studies show that rewarding reading efforts proves of very little value. On the other hand, experiencing activities with friends and families and sharing reading has great advantages. It may seem difficult to explain to a 5-year-old that they will not receive a bowling coupon, however our hope is that by mom or dad checking out the book on frogs and tadpoles and then taking them for a walk along the nature trails in Canton will be a much more fulfilling and memorable experience. There will still be coupons available in the lobby of the library in a special Connect Your Summer section on a first come, first served basis. Other prizes will be awarded throughout the summer on a random basis. Attend our programs and you may be a lucky winner. Now go out, experience Canton and enjoy your summer.

arshug
Fri, 2011-07-15 22:43

i understand that there will be no prizes along the way but are you still giving a book at the end of the program?

arshug
Fri, 2011-07-15 22:43

i understand that there will be no prizes along the way but are you still giving a book at the end of the program?

barkerm
Mon, 2011-07-18 08:27

Sadly no, we are not able to give a free book at the end of the program, however, we are encouraging people to shop at Secondhand Prose, the Friends of the Canton Public Library used book shop. It is located next to the Internet Lab in the southwest corner of the library. You will find fantastic bargains there with most books at .50 or $1.
As I explained before, we do have prizes. The coupons in the lobby will change regualarly and include the skating passes, the bowling passes and more. We will also be awarding gift cards to local businesses on a random basis. Good luck and have fun!