Get ready for summer reading, activities at MLT Library

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By Doug Petrowski

This summer at the Mountlake Terrace Library promises to be packed with a myriad of events for all ages, starting with Saturday’s Book Sale and Open House celebrating 50 years of Sno-Isle Libraries and running through Aug. 25 with the Summer Reading Wrap-up.

The summer theme at all branches of Sno-Isle Libraries is “Dream Big Read,” and the Mountlake Terrace Library will host events that challenge and inspire school-age children each Tuesday starting in July. Kids can pick up a Dream Journal now to prepare for the summer. Those who complete the Summer Reading Program will earn a free book at the Aug. 25 final event.

The library is looking for teens who want to become Book Buddies for kids over the summer. Volunteering teens will read and play games with the kids for 90 minute sessions, either Monday afternoons or evenings in July and August, earning experience in mentoring and community service credit. Registration to become a Book Buddy is open now until June 15; training will be on Monday, June 25, at 4 p.m.

Speakers, performances, movies and activities for all kids and teens are also scattered throughout the summer schedule.

Kids aren’t the only one getting into the action at the library; two special events for adults are slated for later this month. On Tuesday, June 12, the library hosts a class to teach how to download free eBooks and audiobooks from the Sno-Isle website. The class begins at  a.m., but seating is limited. Register for the class by calling 425-776-8722, or online.

On Tuesday, June 26, Senior Services of Snohomish County will present “Positive Aging: Maintaining Optimism and Health throughout the Lifespan.” Kamilia Dunsky will discuss strategies for long-term health maintenance, links among physical, emotional and intellectual health, and how to succeed at making lifestyle changes. The event, which begins at 11 a.m., is free and open to all.

For information on any of these events or the many others scheduled, contact the library or visit the online event calendar. The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300-58th Ave. W.

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