This isn’t exactly in Queen Anne, but it’s so cool I thought I’d include it! Beginning Thursday, April 1, the Seattle Public Library begins its “Bikes for Books” program to encourage children to read by offering up a bike as a reward for reading as many books as possible.
The program, sponsored by the Masonic Doric Lodge No. 92 in Fremont, invites children in 1st through 3rd grade to read books and compete for the bike. For every three books they read between April 1 and June 3, participants will get to enter their name once in the drawing. Each entry will require a short oral book report to a librarian.
The celebration and drawing will take place on Saturday, June 5, at 4:00 p.m. at the Fremont Branch (731 N. 35th St). One girl and one boy will each win a bike, helmet and lock. Winners must be present to win. All participants will receive certificates of accomplishment. For more information, call the Fremont Branch at 206-684-4084 or SPL communications director Andra Addison at 206-386-4103.