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Super summer reading program at the libraries
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The Rincon and Springfield libraries kicked off their Summer Reading Programs for children and teens up to 18 years old in June, and it’s not too late to join the fun.
To register, participants can pick up a reading log from their library or download one from 
Any type of reading can be included on the log (comics, graphic novels, newspapers, e-books and, of course, library books). Listening to stories read aloud or on audiobooks counts as well.
This year’s rewards include free admission to Surf Lagoon Water Park, SK8 City and Oatland Island Wildlife Center,  as well as free meals from the Original Pancake House, McDonald’s and Applebee’s. Grand prize is a $500 gift card to the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler.
To qualify for rewards and the grand prize, register online in the Hero Hangout area of the library’s website, In the Hero Hangout, summer readers can also post book reviews, see what others are reading this summer, make a wish list, and keep track of books they’ve read.

Summer Reading
Program Events
Sinister Science
The X-Men fought Magneto. The Incredibles fought Syndrome. You, too, can be an evil genius at this super villain science program featuring chemical reactions. Ages 5 and up.
• Rincon Library
Today, 3 p.m.
• Springfield Library
Thursday, 3 p.m.

The Superhero In You
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Take the Superpower Challenge to find out, then create your own Superhero identity and make a Super Hero mask. Ages 5 and up.
• Rincon Library
July 20, 4 p.m.

Super Magic Show
Chad Crews, the Magical Educator, has a super reading extravaganza featuring a live snake, magic tricks, music, and stories of heroes. Chad learned most of the tricks he showcases from reading books and he encourages others to follow their dreams through reading. Ages 5 and up.
• Springfield Library
July 21, 4 p.m.

Top Secret!
Do you have what it takes to be a Secret Agent? Test your detection skills, learn how to send secret messages and create a disguise to go undercover! Make a Secret Agent badge to take home. Ages 5 and up.
• Rincon Library
July 27, 4 p.m.

Art in the Round
Use your creativity to explore art and geometry in this colorful program. Stamp, glue, sprinkle, paint, trace and color your way to two unique works of art. Ages 7 and up.
• Springfield Library
July 28, 4 p.m.
• Rincon Library
July 29, 3 p.m.

This craft program features a themed art activity. Ages 4 and up.
• Springfield Library
July 23, 3-5 p.m.
• Rincon Library, 826-2222
July 22, 3-5 p.m.

Table Games
Can you “Guess Who” has a “Memory” problem? Can you sink a “Battleship” or will “I Spy” you on a “Candy Land” adventure? Bring your family and friends or play someone new at this afternoon table game lollapalooza . Ages 3 and up.
• Springfield Library
July 30, 3-5 p.m.

For more information call the Rincon branch at 826-2222 or the Springfield branch at 754-3003.