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Summer Reading Begins May 1!

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We’re serving up a summer full of fun at the Library! Get ready to create, discover, and learn with our Summer Reading program: Build a Better World. Readers of all ages (even those too young to read by themselves) can participate.

It’s as easy as tracking your progress to earn rewards. Parents may choose between either early literacy activities or timed reading for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering kindergarten. If you’re reading as part of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, continue tracking books and sign up for Build a Better World. Once you've already met your goal–Congratulations! You may stop by to pick up a bonus reading log. 

Summer Reading can help kids avoid the “summer slide” learning loss experience. Research compiled by the School Library Journal indicates that kids who lose reading skills over the summer are likely to find themselves up to one grade level behind their peers. This can lead to being up to two grade levels behind by the end of fifth grade.

Youth

Little Builders
Babies–entering kindergarten
Even little ones who aren’t reading on their own can participate in the Summer Reading Program. Parents may choose between either early literacy activities or timed reading for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering kindergarten. If you’re also reading for 1000 Books, sign up for Build a Better World, and your reading will count for both! Need help getting started? Checkout our Early Literacy Ideas in the Library and on our Pinterest board!

Summer Reading

Daring Designers
Entering grades 1–3
Amazing Architects
Entering grades 4–8
Track your reading progress and earn rewards! When you reach your goal, you’ll earn a paperback book and a free kid’s meal from Weber Grill. If you want to keep reading for credit, we’ll give you a bonus log, too! 

Teens

The Teen Summer Reading Program is for ages 13-19. For each level completed you earn both a prize and a drawing ticket! If you complete your whole log you can earn a gift card! Want to keep reading? Earn bonus tickets if you read past 2,000 pages!

Adults

Win an extra ticket for completing five in a row on your reading log Bingo card! Receive a drawing ticket for every fifth book read. Stop by to see a list of available prizes!

Grab a great book, and join us for a rewarding summer!