Landrum Library begins summer reading program

Published 12:19 pm Thursday, May 26, 2022

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First program at library since the start of the pandemic kicks off Wednesday


LANDRUM––The Landrum Library is kicking off its summer reading program this Wednesday, June 1.

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The summer reading program will last from June 1 to the end of July. Librarian Anna Pilston says they have programs for children, teenagers, and adults to challenge them to read either nine books this summer or to read for a total of nine hours this summer.

The children’s prize, upon completion, is a book to keep from the library, a Frisbee, or a medal. The teenagers’ prize is an aluminum water bottle, and the adults’ prize is a bento lunch box. Everyone will be entered into a final prize drawing at the end of the summer for their specific age group.

Anna also says that everyone participating will receive a voucher for the Greenville Drive Baseball ticket.

Those who enter the summer reading program will have free reign to choose what types of books they read, though librarians at the Landrum Library are more than happy to give recommendations, according to Pilston

“This is the first year we’ve had programs in a while,” she says.

Due to Covid-19, the program was closed in 2020. During the summer of 2021, they offered a virtual program along with prizes, but this is the first summer that they’ve been able to have their usual program since the pandemic struck.

She says the program has been annual for at least 15 years and usually has several hundred people enter.

If interested in entering into the Landrum Library summer reading program, stop by and fill out a card, or give them a call for questions at 864-457-2218.