Read On! Summer Reading

Summer is here and we’re so excited! It’s our busiest time of year with our Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults. We have classes and activities almost every day of the week and we have a huge increase in the number of people we see each day. It’s fantastic!

Beyond being super fun for both library staff and, we hope, our community, our Summer Reading Program has a very important purpose: it encourages kids and teens to read all summer long. All the research says that when students read over their summer break, they do better the next school year and avoid the dreaded “Summer Slide” where they forget what they learned the previous year.

We want our Summer Reading Program to be fun for all ages, so we have several different ways to participate. For our youngest participants, grab our Toddlers’ Activity Sheet with listening goals and family-friendly activities. For every five activities completed, the child gets a free book!

For kids entering Kindergarten through sixth grades, our Kids’ Reading Record Sheet is a place to keep track of time spent reading (or listening). For every 10 circles (five hours) completed, the child gets a free book!

For teens entering grades seven through twelve, our Teens’ Reading Record sheet uses lines to keep track of time spent reading. For every two hours of reading, teens get entered into a weekly prize drawing. For every 10 hours, they get a free book!

Because we all know kids mimic what the adults in their lives do (and because kids shouldn’t have all the fun), we have a reading and activity Bingo sheet just for grown-ups. For every Bingo, adults are entered into a weekly prize drawing. When you get a blackout, you’re entered in our grand prize drawing.

Visit the Library to sign up!