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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City of Plainview’s Unger Memorial Library Offering Tails & Tales “Virtual” Summer Reading Club & Pr

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Geared for children who completed kindergarten through fifth grade, there will also be activities and a reading club for teens (those who completed sixth – twelfth grade) and adults.  

One popular program is the Reading Challenge. It will begin on Tuesday, June 1st and continue through Friday, July 16th. The Challenge will be based on the time spent reading, not the number of books read.

“Our emphasis is to encourage reading of any type – books, e-books, magazines, newspapers as well as audio books,” says Cynthia Peterson, Chief Librarian. “We would like to see every participant read at least the minimum amount of time for their specific age group.”

Minimum amount of time for each category is Kindergarten through 3rd grade - 15 minutes daily, grades 3rd – 6th – 30 minutes daily, grades 6th – 8th - 45 minutes daily and grades 9th -12th – 60 minutes daily.  Third (3rd) and Sixth (6th) graders are welcome to participate in one of two different groups depending on their individual reading skills and interests.  Adults should read a minimum of 90 minutes per day.

Participants are encouraged to sign up for the program by calling 296.1148 or visiting the Library page at 

Once the submission form is completed, an email invitation for the ReaderZone app will be sent to track reading minutes and statistics. Those not wanting to download the app may obtain paper logs from the Library at a “come and go” packet pick up party on Tuesday, June 1st or during normal library hours.

 Also, the Library will be offering five virtual programming events through the Science Spectrum in Lubbock. The programs will be offered on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and include Restless Natives (6/8), Snakes (6/15), Reptiles (6/22), Creepy Crawlers (6/29) and Animal Adaptation (7/6). 

Furthermore, Andy Mason Music will be showcasing his musical talents and entertainment for kids virtually on Tuesday, July 13th at 2:00 p.m.

To receive the Zoom link, participants will need to complete a registration form; however, participation in the Summer Reading Program is not required to view the virtual programs.

Registration for the Summer Reading Club is available at or by calling 806-296-1149.  All residents of Plainview and greater Hale County are welcome.