Fizz! Boom! Read! @ OCL’ s summer reading program

Fizz! Boom! Read! summer reading information station @ Toms River. Check us out!

Fizz! Boom! Read! summer reading information station @ Toms River. Check us out!

The Ocean County Library invites children of all ages to participate in the summer reading program. The program is available on the Ocean County Library website and is located on the home page under the “Events and Calendar” tab. The library also provides paper calendars and information by the friendly children’s librarians.
The Toms River branch offers children certificates after they complete reading five books. For every five books the children read, they are eligible to receive a ticket for the raffle. The Toms River branch raffle gives the readers the opportunity to win various prizes.
This program is easy to participate in. Register on the Ocean County Library website under “Join our Summer Reading: Sign Up Here.” The registration requires creation of a username, completing a brief form, and answering questions. After registration, you can read any five books you want.
The best part of the program is that it is designed for all readers with three themes: “Fizz! Boom! Read!” is directed towards children; “Spark a Reaction” is directed towards teens; and “Literary Elements” is directed towards adults. Each theme also includes book reviews by other readers.
For information about summer reading events in the other branches go to the “Events and Calendar” tab on our website or visit the branch:
Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City, 609-494-2480: Summer Reading and Reading Buddies Ending Party, 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 7.
Waretown Branch, 112 Main St., 609-693-5133: Reading Buddies and Summer Reading Celebration, 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 11 and noon Aug. 14.
Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 609-296-1470: End of Summer Reading Celebration/ Monster Party, 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 15.
Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., 732-477-4513: Summer Reading Finale – Mad Hatter Party, 2 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 19.
Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Dr., 732-657-7600: End of Summer Blast with Dr. Gravity, 6:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 22.
Lacey Branch, 10 E. Lacey Rd., Forked River, 609-693-8566: Ice Cream Sundae Party, 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 25.

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