The Peoria Public Library is offering a baseball-themed summer reading program for kids. The initiative -- EXTRA! EXTRA! READ YOUR WAY TO THE BALLPARK! -- is in cooperation with The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Library officials hope children will stop by either Peoria library location to pick up a game board and start reading. They can advance one space on the game board for every 20 minutes spent reading, every 50 pages read or each book completed. Participants will win a prize each time they advance seven spaces. Those that cross the finish line will win a free ticket to a Diamondbacks game, where kids ages 6-14 could take part in The Arizona Republic Kids' Clinic to improve their baseball skills under the direction of the Diamondbacks staff. For more information, call 623-773-7555.
This is a cool way to stay cool this summer! I hope to see you there.
- Chris Butterworth
(Information provided courtesy of the City of Peoria)
[tags] Peoria, summer fun, library [/tags]