Parents can check out books from the library, record the number of pages or hours read and exchange their efforts for coupons, pencils, paperback books and other small prizes.
Even though more people — young and old — are reading with tablets instead of paper pages, kids still love getting prizes for reading.
Today’s prizes are a bit more sophisticated, Greenwood Public Library reference librarian Sara O’Sha said. Kids still get a rush from reading, and this summer their work can score them an e-reader or Kings Island tickets.
“Reading is reading whether you’re reading a paper book or an e-book,” O’Sha said. “I don’t think there’s really a large change.”
The theme for Greenwood’s summer reading program is “It Came from GPL.” Every event, program and book is based on science fiction.