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Learning is fun & it's free at the WILLIAMSBURG LIBRARY!

There are two different reading programs for those who live in Williamsburg, James City or York Counties.  Children from birth, to those entering 5th grade and teens from age 6-12.
Children from birth to those entering 5th grade get a reading log once they've been registered.  Every time they read or listen to a book, OR read or listen for 30 minutes, OR read for 30 pages, you  record it on their reading log.  

Bring you son or daurgher to the library each week to share what they have read with staff. Each week that they come and share they will receive an incentive prize.  This summer, the prize theme is BUGS!  Each prize your child gets is bug-related.  So far, my son has gotten a bug catcher and a jar to put them in (Yuck!).  Children also get gift certificates for various local eateries.  Incentives will be posted in the Summer Reading Rooms at both (Williamsburg and James City County)  libraries and on the Mobile Library Services vehicles. You will also receive special prizes for completing your reading log.

For the Teens (grade 6-12) record what they read in their log and get to spin the wheel for every 150 pages that you read.  You can have up to 1o spins each week.  Prezes will be awarded at three levels: 

             Tier One:   $10,000-$499,000

  • Tier Two:  $500,000-$999,000


  • Tier Three:  $1,000,000 or more--Million Dollar Club--$50 Visa Card
  • This does not mean that they'll get millions of dollars, but that they can participate in an auction at the end of the program and get really cool prizes!

    Deal or No Deal?  Additionally, you can choose to bid for specific prizes (a list will be available a few weeks before the end of the program).  The highest bid will win each prize.  If you do not win a prize that you bid on, you will receive the appropriate Tier level prize.


Each summer, I enroll my boys in the Summer Reading program at the Williamsburg Regional library.  It's something that we all look forward to each summer!  Don't live in Willimasburg, James City or York Counties?  No problem!!  You can come to the Williamsburg Regional library during your visit and enjoy some of the other summer programs!

Call me, Yvette Smith, for more information about Williamsburg, Virginia - where I LOVE LIVING!

Yvette Smith, REALTOR® SRES®
Williamsburg Real Estate
757-753-7472 Direct Line
757-645-2155 Office
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5350 Discovery Park Blvd
Williamsburg, VA  23188




Comments (10)

Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Yvette - great information about the local library and something  great things for kids to do in the summer.

Jul 22, 2008 04:04 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

I am an avid reader and supporter of my local library. In preparation for my recent move from Atlanta to Knoxville, I donated several hundred books to my local library. I know that some may be kept for public use in the library, while others will be sold to raise money for important library projects. Libraries are wonderful places!

Jul 22, 2008 04:31 AM
Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

Yvette, This is such a great post.  I love the idea of the "money" that is earned for the auction.  Keeps everyone motivated and they get the benefit of learning and reading.

Jul 22, 2008 01:52 PM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

HI PETRA!  Thanks...gotta keep em occupied!

REALISTIC E - Me too!!!  I'll just pretend for now!

RICH - Wow, what a wonderful donation!  You've been doing lots of reading!

AUDREY - Thanks and yes it's very motivational.  It's also cool for the little ones because they get cool prizes.


Jul 22, 2008 04:06 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Yvette - You did a great job here. My daughter loves to go to the library and would love the reading wheel of fortune. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Jul 23, 2008 06:53 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Yvette, this is a beautiful picture. You are a wise mom...reading for the boys is perfect. My granddaughters are in to reading too which I love. They compete in many reading contests at school and usually come in on top! I've never heard of a child begging to get to read before cool is that?

I hope you and your business are doing well and you know where I want to see you, right? Come on.

Later in the rain~Deb

Jul 23, 2008 10:28 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Yvette - A library is such an important part of a community and it is free.  I have a post on a library in draft I guess great minds think alike.

Love the photo of the butterfly and flower.

Jul 23, 2008 01:23 PM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

TERRIE - Thanks, my kids love it too!

DEB - I'm on my way...

JENNIFER - You're right and many times people do not know of those great free services.


Jul 24, 2008 10:32 AM
LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL

Yvette~This is a great reminder that there are so many things that we can do in our counties and cities that are free or inexpensive...I've always enjoyed reading as well so it's something I've encouraged my boys to do as well. Nice local focus...


Jul 25, 2008 01:05 PM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

HI LaSHAWN!  Thanks so much.  I love that I can get inexpensive with educational and fun all together!


Jul 27, 2008 05:53 AM