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Cathlamet Public Library offers reading challenges for all ages

The Summer Reading program at the Cathlamet Public Library began June 16. The program has three separate challenges for readers: Cathlamet 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for ages 0-5, Cathlamet Summer 2021: Tails and Tales -Animal Books for Kids ages 5-15 (Minutes), and Cathlamet 2021 Reading Challenge (Minutes) for ages 15-Adult.

The Tails and Tales children’s program will allow participants to earn prizes as they log reading minutes, review books, and attend activity events. The teen through adult program runs through the end of the year, and will allow readers to earn tickets they can apply to a drawing for their choice of a Kindle, a quilt, and other items.

Register at for the challenges which are partially sponsored by the Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation. The library invites readers to set personal or family daily reading goals and log each day the goals are met. Readers may also log reading minutes or books, by downloading the free Beanstack app.

Besides the online reading challenge, the library will host in-person outdoor activity events for children ages 5-15 on Wednesdays, June 16-August 4, from 1-2 p.m.+ at Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Activities include story times, and crafts. A parent or guardian should accompany children.

Visit their website:, the library’s Facebook page at, or phone 360-795-3254 during open hours Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2-5 p.m., for details.


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