Explore Nassau County’s libraries this summer

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The Nassau Library System has a challenge for you this summer. How many public libraries can you visit during July and August? Find out by joining the Nassau Library Tour. Renee McGrath, manager of youth services of the Nassau Library System says, “It’s a fun way to explore the libraries in Nassau County. Each one is your gateway into a new community — visit the library, then explore the attractions, restaurants, and parks nearby. Take this self-guided tour as a family, a team of friends, or go solo. In each library there’s a unique feature to hunt for, and you’ll earn prizes as you go along.”

Open to all ages, this self-paced journey takes place from July 1 through August 31. Prizes are earned for visiting 5, 15, 30, or 45 of the participating public libraries in Nassau County. Anyone who visits 45 or more will also be entered to win one of our fabulous grand prizes. Start your journey by picking up a Nassau Library tour map at any participating public library in Nassau County.

At each participating library, you will be challenged to find their designated scavenger hunt item. Take a photo with it and post it to social media with the hashtag #nassaulibrarytour. Explore that library and all it has to offer, check out the books, technology, and events, and even spy librarians in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to bring your map and have it updated with a sticker to indicate you visited that library. Then, plan your visit to the next library by visiting the tour website, tour.nassaulibrary.org, where you can also find nearby places to visit or have a bite to eat.

“Libraries always provide important summer learning opportunities, but the Nassau Library Tour takes summer learning to a new level. Education is about more than books and media — learning happens by looking at architecture, meeting new people, seeing new communities, and having new experiences,” said Caroline Ashby, director of the Nassau Library System.

For the list of participating libraries and more information, see tour.nassaulibrary.org. Grab your map and get ready to hit the road.

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