The will kick off its eight-week summer reading program on Monday, June 18. There are programs (and prizes!) tailored to every age, and readers can start at any point during the summer.
The theme for this year's summer reading program is called "Dream Big- Read!"
Each child will receive a reading log, bookmark and a theme-related book bag at registration. Age-appropriate books, which are read at home, are recorded in the log, and a prize is awarded after the weekly reading requirement is met.
Children may enter one of these divisions:
- Night Owl, for our very youngest patrons who do not yet read on their own;
- Dreamer, for school-age readers in Grades 1 – 6;
- Challenger, the most demanding division, for children in Grades 2 – 6, in which 35 hours of reading must be completed in eight weeks.
"Own the Night" is the special theme for the teen division of the program. Participants read eight books by the end of the program and earn prizes for every two books read.
Teen volunteers in Grades 7 and up are also needed to help with the Summer Reading Program. Volunteers work at least two hours per week for eight weeks, helping with the program and performing other light tasks during their shifts. Sign up at the Library between now and June 18. This is a great way to fulfill community service hours and meet new friends.
Library patrons 18 years of age and up are invited to join the Summer Reading Program for Adults. A book bag gift set will be given to the first 40 registrants.
Participants will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once they have submitted their first title read (book, eBook or audiobook) to library staff. There will be weekly drawings for all participants with increased chances to win per number of books read. Drop by the Library for information on the program rules and guidelines.
The Summer Reading Program is supported by the Friends of the Library and the Sierra Madre Firefighters Association; the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club sponsors the Children’s Challenger Division.
The California Summer Reading Program is a project of the California Library Association, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, a federal grant program administered in California by the State Librarian.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact Sierra Madre Public Library Youth Services Librarian, Meegan Tosh, at (626) 355-7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sierra Madre Library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., in Sierra Madre.