Read for the Bears

The Oak Bluffs library is pleased to be the first Island library to introduce a charity summer reading program. Since June 1, children have started registering for the summer reading program, which began July 1. Charity-based summer reading programs have become increasingly popular across the nation. Research indicates that children often read more when participating in a charity-based program than in a toy-prize incentive program. This year, if participating Oak Bluffs children and teens collectively earn 800 Polar Points (800 reading hours), charity benefactor The Black Dog Kids will donate the money for the library to adopt a polar bear through the World Wildlife Fund’s species adoption program.