I am excited for this year’s public libraries summer reading programs. The San Leandro Library program began on June 4 and the Alameda County, Oakland and Hayward Library programs begin on June 11.
Micah participated in the San Leandro, Alameda County, Oakland and Barnes & Nobles summer reading programs for the first time last year and it was a fun experience. Each program has different requirements and prizes, plus they all give free books! I think the Oakland Library and Barnes & Nobles have the easiest requirements.
Here’s Micah with his booklet. He has to read (or listen to) 10 books and write a book report (or draw pictures) for each book. He will earn points for completed reports and can use the points to redeem prizes.
Rebekah signed up for the Little Dreamers Baby/Toddler program. Participants who listen to at least 10 books by the end of the program (and record the books in their reading journal) will get a free board book, a free mini Murph Make ‘N’ Bake pizza kit from Papa Murphy’s, and an invitation to a special toddler concert in August.
When Micah completes the program, he will earn prizes and coupons for admission to places like the Oakland Zoo, Children’s Fairyland, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Chabot Space & Science Center, plus a free pizza kit and an invitation to the Summer Reading Program Carnival in August.
Needless to say, I think we will be doing A LOT of reading this summer!