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Reading clubs have summer events

By Staff reports
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 12th annual Britton Summer Reading Club lets adults choose from two options to fit their summer lifestyle: Read any 20 books, or read eight books -- one book each from eight of 10 categories: biography, fantasy, general fiction, general nonfiction, inspirational fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, West Virginia or western.Those who complete the challenge by Aug. 31 will receive a magnetic bookmark. After the program ends, there will be a prize drawing for a Kindle Fire e-reader donated by Friends of The Library Foundation of Kanawha County.Other reading club news:
  • The Cosmic Reading Summer Reading Club is for teens ages 12-19.
  • Teens check out materials from their local library, then fill out an entry form posted at the KCPL website under Cosmic Reading.
    Teens read or listen to seven books, then fill in the entry form to earn a prize -- a choice of an aluminum water bottle or ear buds.Those who read additional books have a chance to win a Kindle Touch e-reader.
  • Kanawha County Public Library's "Reading is a Blast" Summer Library Club's two-day registration kickoff will be June 1 and 2.
  • "Rocket Boys" author Homer Hickam will speak at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. The topic of his talk is "A Rocket Won't Fly Unless Somebody Lights the Fuse: How to Prosper in Hard Times the Rocket Boys Way."Hickam's latest novel is "Crater," the first book of a science fiction trilogy about a teenage boy who lives in a colony on the moon in the 22nd century. Books-A-Million will be onsite to sell copies of "Crater," which can be autographed by the author after his talk.
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