by Nicole Loughan

The journey into summer reading begins in Bucks County on June 16. That's the day Bucks County Libraries officially kick-off their summer reading program now called Summer Quest.

The program is intended to keep people of all ages motivated to read all summer long. There are three different log types for different levels of reader, pre-school, elementary, and teen/adult.

For 2018, the county has a goal to collect 4 million reading minutes. To get in on the fun stop by your nearest branch to pick up your reading log or download one from the Bucks County Library website.

Each branch will be holding a kick-off celebration on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family-friendly activities will vary by location. Some planned activities include face painting, obstacle courses, K-9 visits and parachute play. The Doylestown Library will have a petting zoo by Sleepy Hollow Farms from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dan the balloon man will be on hand from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Summer Quest will include free programs and activities all summer long.

New this year: kids can earn limited edition Badge Squad Summer Quest badges by completing challenges at the library. And they can design their own badge in our Badge Contest — more information is available on the Summer Quest reading logs.

Don’t forget to share what you’re reading on social media using the hashtag #BucksCountyReads.

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