Loudoun County, VA (August 28, 2015) – More than 16,000 Loudoun County residents have combined vacation fun, learning and adventure through the Loudoun County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.
The program is in its final week, but participants can still pick up summer reading challenge cards at their local branch. When they’re completed, readers can win weekly prizes and will be entered into a grand prize drawing.
The program concludes Saturday, August 29th, with events at all eight library branches. This year’s theme, “Every Hero Has a Story,” highlighted superhero fun, celebrated local heroes and encouraged readers to “escape the ordinary” through summer reading.
Special end-of-summer events include:
- Purcellville Library: Superhero Snack & Show: Friday, Aug. 28th, 1-4 p.m. Make a superhero-inspired snack while watching a superhero movie. For all teens.
- Middleburg Library: You’re Our Heroes: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 10:30 a.m. Teddy the Clown will visit with his amazing balloon creations.
- Rust Library: Disney Movie Marathon: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. See favorite heroes and villains and enjoy freshly popped popcorn served by Disney characters. For all ages .
- Sterling Library: You’re Our Heroes: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 10 a.m.-5p.m. Drop in anytime to celebrate the end of summer reading with superhero fun. For all ages.
- Middleburg Library: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 11 a.m. Showing of the documentary film “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.” For teens & adults.
- Cascades Library: Gaming Afternoon: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 1–4 p.m. Video games and traditional games for all ages.
- Gum Spring Library: Gum Spring Carnival: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Activities, snacks and prizes for all ages.
- Ashburn Library: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Saturday, Aug. 29th, 2-4 p.m. Celebrate the end of summer reading with an obstacle course based on Michael Rosen’s book. For all ages.
For the full schedule, and ideas for summer reading, visit library.loudoun.gov/events.