Summer Reading Materials!

Summer Reading is almost here! In fact, at the request of some kids at my school visits yesterday, we have everything all ready for the reading portion of the program– Game Boards, prizes, and party voting!

Here’s our calendar, which can also be accessed for registration purposes here:

There will be a couple of extra programs thrown in that aren’t on the calendar, as well as a free lunch program that will be advertised separately, as the details aren’t nailed down yet, and I’ve started my class visits and needed to print out my calendars.

…and here is our Game Board! We used one similar to this last summer, but we tweaked some of the activities and did away with the registration papers, as well as the multiple age level game boards. Now, it’s just one game board that kids and teens of any age can use. Much easier for staff and for explaining to people!

New this year, we will also be voting for the theme of our End of Summer Parties! Kids can choose from a Luau Party, a Superhero Party, and a Carnival Party, and teens can choose from a Dessert Party, a Pizza Party, and a Taco Party. When kids turn in their Game Boards, they will get a prize (free book!) and a marble to be used for voting. We hope to get lots of votes this summer!

You guys, I’m so excited for this year’s Summer Reading Program. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Some say that about the holiday season, but we know that summer is when all the magic happens at libraries!