MINNEAPOLIS -- Summer is the ideal time to kick back with a good book, or several. Your metro public library invites you to participate in Bookawocky, the 2012 Summer Reading Program.

It is easier than ever to check out books in numerous formats for all of your summer adventures; downloadable audio for car trips, eBooks for your iPads, Kindle, Nook, smart phone or even the classic paperback book for your relaxing day at the beach or the lazy summer day in your backyard allows you to never be without a good read.

Pick up the official Bookawocky reading record at any of the 100+ public libraries throughout the Twin Cities metro. While there you can browse through thousands of titles, in all formats, to find a piece of terrific literature.

All summer long, metro libraries have hundreds of fun, free programs going on in connection with the libraries summer reading program. You can ask a librarian to help you create a custom summer book-list based on the kinds of things you like reading. Get more information about other events associated with the summer reading program at MELSA's online dateBook, or stop by your nearest library.