Kids' Summer Reading Program

Baby & Toddler Program  (Register)
Birth - 24 months

Baby & Toddler Summer Reading Program

Every Child Ready to Read® is an American Library Association research-based initiative to help parents and caregivers develop early literacy skills in birth to five children. The American Library Association has developed five practices that maximize learning and fun and can be incorporated into daily routines. These five practices are: talk, sing, read, write and play.

How to Play:

  1. Mark off time spent on each practice, and turn in your reading log when completed. Once you have registered you will receive a log.
  2. One prize per baby/toddler will be awarded for logs that are completed and submitted by August 16.
  3. Complete the log by August 16 and fill out a drawing ticket for the grand prize drawing on August 22.

*Weekly incentives can only be earned through the older Kid's Summer Reading Program. However, some Kid's Summer Reading Program prizes are not suitable for children 3 and under.

 *You must have your log with you to pick up prizes.

 *You can receive additional grand prize drawing tickets by attending programs.

 *You may participate in multiple Reading Programs.

 Important Dates:

August 9 - last day to register

August 16 - last day to turn in log, collect prize and enter grand prize drawing

August 22 - one grand prized ticket is drawn

* The grand prize winner will be contacted by APL staff.

Kids' Program  (Register)
Birth - 7th grade 
 

Early Literacy Summer Reading ProgramSome prizes may not be suitable for children age 3 and under. Local coupons are a recommended selection alternative.

How to Play:

  1. Write your name on your log.
  2. Begin at week one no matter when you start the program.
  3. Follow the trail on the log from week one to week nine. Fill in one icon on the trail for every 15 minutes you read to yourself, are read to, or listen to an audio book.
  4. When you reach the end of each week you may pick up an incentive prize for that week and fill out a drawing ticket for the grand prize drawing on August 22.
  5. The last day to pick up weekly incentive prizes is August 16.
  6. When you reach week nine and have completed the program, you may turn in your reading log to earn a special drawing ticket to enter into a completion grand prize drawing, which is also on August 22.

*You must have your log with you to pick up prizes.

 *You can receive additional grand prize drawing tickets by writing or drawing book reviews or attending programs.

*You may participate in multiple Reading Programs.

 Important Dates:

August 9 - last day to register

August 16 - last day to turn in log, collect incentive prizes and enter grand prize drawing

August 22 - grand prize and completion grand prize tickets are drawn

* All grand prize and completion grand prize winners will be contacted by APL staff.

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