Registration for the Cerritos Library’s Summer Reading program will begin on Monday, June 20th in the Art Studio. This year’s event is themed Read, White and Blue. This is a great program that is completely free as long as someone in your family has a library card. Each week children track their reading requirement of 30 minutes a day and at the end of the week, they can redeem it for a prize. At the end of the program, they are awarded a book to take home. You can sign up online prior to going to the library to pick up the materials.
Aside from the Cerritos Library, other local libraries also offer summer reading programs. Both Los Angeles County Public libraries and Orange County Public libraries have summer reading programs. Many people forget that Artesia library is right off South Street. My kids loved being part of two reading programs and getting twice the rewards for their reading. If that’s not enough for you, here are some additional summer reading programs:
- Barnes and Noble Summer Reading: Read 8 books and bring completed reading journal to a Barnes and Noble store. Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.
- Book Adventure: Free incentive program sponsored by Sylvan learning where your child can earn points to trade in for prizes. Choose from a list of books and take quizzes to determine their comprehension of what they read.
- Chuck E. Cheese: Earn 10 tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token. I’m just not sure it’s worth the headache but if you’re going there anyways, you might as well.
- Scholastic Summer Challenge: Read * Log In * Win Prizes–that pretty much sums it up.