Summer Readers Earn Orioles Tickets

As part of the Queen Anne’s County summer reading clubs, young readers may receive tickets to an upcoming Baltimore Orioles baseball game.

The Baltimore Orioles support the 2008 Summer Reading Club statewide by providing a limited number of tickets to each public library system in Maryland.

Over 600 children have signed up countywide to “Catch the Reading Bug” this summer. Not only have they discovered the amazing world of insects and the joys of reading, but children are also eligible to receive, while supplies last, 2 tickets to either the Sunday, August 10 afternoon game against the Texas Rangers or the Tuesday, August 19 evening game versus the Boston Red Sox.

Last summer, more than 150,000 children and teens in Maryland participated in the Summer Reading Club, which is a project of the local public libraries, the Maryland State Department of Education and the Division of Library Development and Services (MSDE), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Queen Anne’s County Free Library’s 2008 summer reading program offers game boards or reading logs for babies through teens and continues through Friday, August 8 at the Centreville Library, 121 S. Commerce St, Centreville and the Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

For children reaching their independent reading goals, the library will offer certificates and a book to keep in the week of August 4-8.

All library clubs and activities are free of charge. “Catch the Reading Bug” t-shirts may be purchased while supplies last at a cost of $6.35.

Additional information is available at the library’s website (www.quan.lib.md.us) or by calling (410) 643-8161.

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