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Arlington's summer-reading program set to kick off

Initiative provides a large number of prizes for those who participate

Arlington Public Library kicks off its annual Summer Reading program with fun events at all locations on June 1!

Readers of all ages can complete the challenge to earn prizes and participate in dozens of free events all summer long.

Register in the Arlington Public Library app starting June 1, or pick up a paper reading log at any library location to record your reading. Read for 21 days to earn terrific prizes, including: 

📚 A free book OR a coupon for one free book from any Friends of the Library bookstore

⚾ A voucher for two free tickets to select Washington Nationals games

🧸 For "super readers" who read at least 42 days: A woodland stuffed animal OR a free round of mini golf at Upton Hill Regional Park!

For every person who completes Summer Reading, the Friends of Arlington Library will also donate $1 to local nonprofit The Outdoor Lab.

Remember, you only need to read for any 21 days starting on June 1 to win prizes – even just a few minutes per day counts! You can also "backdate" in the app or reading log to give yourself credit for any days you might forget to mark.

For full details, see the Website at