Summer Reading Program 2012

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.

Today, Micah and Rebekah signed up for the San Leandro program at Manor Branch Library.  

The theme this year is….

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.

Micah wrote his name on this globe that he picked out and taped it on the wall along with all the other summer readers.

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!

Happy Reading!


7 thoughts on “Summer Reading Program 2012

  1. Love it! We will have to find Micah’s name on Thursday and put the girls’ names next to his. 🙂 There is an adult reading program too! There is a special dinner after you read 10 books I think. I did it last year but completely forgot to RSVP for the dinner, but my sister and BIL went though. They said it was fun.

  2. Micah looks so proud of his globe on the wall 🙂 Have you heard of Honey for a Child’s Heart? It’s a blog and a book that encourages reading to/with your children as they grow up.


    Book summary from Amazon:
    Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12 Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their children Since its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.

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