Summer reading underway at Anoka County Library

The Anoka County Library is gearing up for Bookawocky: A Celebration of Summer Reading for kids and teens.

Bookawocky, a summer-long celebration of reading, runs June 1 through Aug. 31 and is designed to encourage reading and celebrate the enjoyment of books.

Children and teens are invited to participate in Bookawocky by reading books of their choice.

Readers completing five hours of reading receive a pass to Bunker Beach Water Park.

After 20 hours, readers are recognized as an Outstanding Reader.

In addition, a host of specially-designed programs and contests are scheduled for Bookawocky participants to enhance their reading experience.

“Keeping kids involved in educationally rewarding programs like this keeps kids sharp when they’re out of class,” said Anoka County Commissioner Robyn West.

“Our libraries are ready to help your child have fun and keep their reading skills up to snuff.”

Last year 12,866 children and teens read for more than 48,800 hours as part of the Library’s Bookawocky program.

Some of this summer’s reading programs include:

• Dakota Wild Animals

• The Royal Guard: Medieval Demonstration

• Dazzling Dave: National Yo-Yo Master

All programs are free. For more information about Bookawocky and other Anoka County Library events, visit a local library or the library website at