Now that the kiddies are out of school, it’s time for summer reading programs. One of the local libraries here always hosts a great kids’ program and also hosts one for kids-at-heart. They call it A.R.K.S.: Adults Reading Kids’ Stuff.
Last year was my first go at it, and I loved it. So I’m back for round two. This year’s program theme has a Wild West flair. They’re looking to round-up some readers with adorable Wanted! posters and fliers.
I have until Monday, August 9, to read 25 books:
 Reader’s Choice
 Picture Book / Fiction Book
 Nonfiction / Biography / Fairy Tale
 Series Book / Graphic Novel
 Beginning to Read / Easy Reader
 Award Book / Book on CD
 Questioned Book / Book by Illinois Author
There are prizes to be gained after reading five books and then again after reading 15, with the grand prize coming after reading all 25.
Isn’t it great to get prizes for doing something you wanted to do anyhow? What a treat.
Here’s to the summer reading rodeo!