EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Public Library (EOPL) is pleased to announce its partnership with East Orange’s The Urban Cyclery Shop for the library’s Summer Reading “Read & Ride” Challenge. The challenge will culminate with the winner receiving a brand-new bicycle fulfilled by The Urban Cyclery Shop.

The challenge is part of EOPL’s Summer Reading literacy program. As this year’s program theme is “Build A Better World,” the EOPL encourages its junior and teen patrons to  build strong minds through reading. The Urban Cyclery Shop owner and East Orange native, Osceola Hansen is thrilled about the challenge as it “gets kids interested in reading.” As an incentive to its eager readers, the EOPL’s partnership with the local bicycle retailer will award the junior or teen winner of the challenge with a brand-new bicycle with a value not to exceed $200.00. 

The challenge is a voluntary addition to the summer reading program offered to registered juniors (ages 5-12) and teens (ages 13-17). The winner of the challenge will be recognized as the junior or teen who read the most books and logged a one-paragraph summary of each book via eopl.org. Participants can register/submit summaries until Sunday, August 27th via eopl.org. For access, click on the “Build A Better World” banners on EOPL’s Kid and Teen pages and select “Read & Ride” under “Challenges.” The winner of the challenge will be formally announced at the Teen Summer Reading Finale on Monday, August 28th.

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The Urban Cyclery Shop is a full-service shop offering bicycles, safety equipment, accessories, and repair services for the beginner or experienced rider. The shop is located at 337 Central Ave in East Orange, NJ and can be found online at theurbancycleryshop.com.

A gateway to knowledge, the East Orange Public Library helps people of all ages meet their informational, educational, and recreational needs through professionally selected print and non-print resources.  For further information about this and other programs, please visit the Web at www.eopl.org.