Message From The Director: Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Summer Reading is on! Summer Reading is still on for all ages this summer! Read to Me for Ages Newborn – 4, Imagine Your Story for Grades K-5, the Summer Game for Grades 6-12, and Adult Summer Reading will all be entirely online this year for the safety of all due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The children’s and teen Summer Reading Challenges run from June 29 – August 16. The Adult program is from June 22nd through August 3rd. A Livingston library card is required for all four programs. For kids who look forward to the Library’s visit to their schools every year, the Youth Services staff love seeing you too and so turned their Summer Reading performance into a YouTube video. Children and teens will read and complete challenges to complete levels in their Summer Reading Challenges. For each level they complete, children and teens will be entered into raffles for gift cards to local Livingston businesses. Children and teens can complete the Summer Reading Challenge at their own pace, and winners will be contacted at the end of the summer. Adults can begin registering for Summer Reading now, and then can officially start logging on June 22nd. For more information, check out instructions on our blog or YouTube channel. The more books you read and log online, the more chances you have to win. Winners will be selected on a weekly basis and will be contacted to schedule a pickup time, dependent upon the library’s pending reopening. Two grand prize winners will receive Kindles. Stay in touch, stay safe. ~Amy  

Community Stories Part 5

Name: Jenya Age: 12 Any other information you’d like to share about yourself: I love reading, my mom’s dad has COVID, and my mom was working with the patients and living in our basement. She will have to do this again. “My biggest fear is having COVID-19 spread to my family. I guess it’s time to face my fear because my grandpa has it. Something difficult about quarantine is that I cannot see my other family and friends. A positive side of the virus is that pollution is reducing a lot. My mom was quarantined for 2 weeks in our basement because she was working with the patients. She used to just be a pediatric hematologist-oncologist. Now, every 6 weeks, she has to work with these patients. I really just DON’T LIKE this.” Looking to submit your own story and experience? Click here to fill out the Life in Livingston During COVID-19: A Community Story form.