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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Warren County Memorial Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages are invited to dive into the depths of good books this summer as Warren County Memorial Library kicks off “Oceans of Possibilities,” the county’s summer reading program. This year’s program will run from Monday, June 13th, until Wednesday, August 31st.


Summer reading offers an opportunity for participants to engage in literacy in fun and interesting ways while helping them form a lifelong reading habit. Reading during the summer months can make the difference between summer setbacks and summer success, leading to better academic performance when kids and teens return to school.


The 2022 summer reading program is open to everyone – preschool through young adult – with programs, prizes, storytimes, a reading club, and more. Everyone who registers for summer reading will receive a summer reading bag filled with goodies. Each bag will contain a summer reading calendar, activities such as word searches, information and brochures from local community organizations, and small prizes. Participants will also find a special library coupon contained within their summer reading bag. This coupon can be redeemed for a free book during your next library visit. Registering for summer reading will automatically enter you into the prize drawing that will be held during the finale.


Registration for “Oceans of Possibilities” begins on Monday, June 13th at 10:00 am with the kickoff event featuring a live program by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Subsequent programs will be virtual, hosted on the library’s Facebook page or Zoom. Be sure to tune in to the library’s Facebook page on Wednesday, August 31st at 11:00 am to watch the summer reading finale, which will include prize drawings for all of the summer reading prizes.


While there are no programs designed specifically for adults, the team at Warren County Memorial Library encourages them to complete a summer reading challenge Bingo sheet by accessing library resources – in print or electronically – to find their summer reads. Having trouble finding the perfect book? Give the library a call to receive specialized recommendations catered to your own specific tastes.


Those without internet access at home are invited to stop by the library where staff will help you use a library computer – or your own device – to access all of the available virtual events. 


For more information, including login information for the Zoom programs, please call the library at 252-257-4990, pick up a summer reading calendar at the library, or visit the library’s website, All programs are free of charge.


For More Information about the Library or to Access eResources: Go to for event details and additional services offered. All library programs are free to access. Call the library for more information at 252-257-4990. The library is located at 119 S. Front Street, Warrenton NC 27589.