This year's space-themed summer reading program is ready to launch at the Webster County Library, with plenty of prizes in store for readers.

Registration is open to sign up for the program, which includes different reading levels: infants (birth to 2), children (3-11), teen (12-17) and adults (18 and up). There are prizes for various levels of reading, bonus drawing entries, adult weekly prizes and more. Grand prizes include the following:

Infant — Toddler prize pack

Children — $75 Walmart gift card

Teen — $75 Walmart gift card

Adult — Kindle

Once signed up for the program, participants will need to read to complete the levels for their age group, according to Webster County Library youth services librarian Amy Caffey.

“If they complete each level and turn in their reading log they are entered for a chance to win the grand prize (a $75 Walmart gift card),” said Caffey. “The babies have an activity sheet, and once that is completed and turned in, they are entered to win a toddler prize pack. There is also a bingo sheet that has activities on it, and if you complete a bingo and turn that sheet, it that gives you an extra entry into the grand-prize drawing.”

This year’s summer program theme is titled “A Universe of Stories.” Mondays consist of preschool story time and crafts at 10 a.m. Monday Madness (for ages 5-10) will also have fun activities related to the program’s theme, but children must preregister for them. Teen Tuesdays (for ages 11-17) offer DIY (do it yourself) crafts and other fun activities at 2 p.m. Special guests and activities are featured on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Super Saturdays feature Lego Mania from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Family nights will take place 6 p.m. June 18 and July 16 at the Webster County Library. On June 18, Rebecca Baker from Missouri State University will share photos and stories of the Baker Observatory. She will also speak about the Apollo 11 landing on the moon during a 50th anniversary celebration of the event July 16 at the Webster County Library.

The Rogersville Summer Reading Program will also feature fun activities on different days. Preschool story time and crafts will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Kid Fridays will consist of activities related to the program’s theme, but preregistration is required for these events. Activities on Teen Thursdays also require preregistration. There will be sensory playtimes for babies and toddlers at 10:30 a.m. June 13 and July 11.

For more information about the summer reading program, call 468-3335.

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