Updated for 2018!
I get seriously excited about summer reading programs-yeah, I’m a little nerdy! My kids do, too. My oldest won a tent from the Puyallup program several years ago, and I do believe it was one of the happiest moments of his little life.
Besides being a great way to keep everyone busy, reading during the summer months really is essential to avoid that vacation backslide. Most of these programs allow younger children to participate too, if someone reads to them. Plus, thanks to agreements between libraries, if you have a card from one, you can usually get a card to another! Personally, I only recommend doing one program, just because it’s hard to keep track of so many books-but maybe that’s just me and my messy house! Here’s your rundown!
The whole family can participate in the summer reading program at KCLS .
Just for registering each person receives a voucher for two Seattle Storm tickets. But that’s only the beginning. The halfway prize for all participants is two free passes to Wild Waves Theme & Water Park. The finisher prize is a KCLS Reader Tote bag to color and customize. But that’s not all. Register by July 16 to qualify for some amazing prize drawings: Woodland Park Zoo tickets, Seahawks tickets, and University of Washington Husky Football tickets. And that’s still not all. The grand prize drawing pack will include MoPOP tickets, a ukulele, and a tambourine (one per library).
Teens and adults can win prizes, too!
Puyallup Public Library
Kids can now register online or in person for the summer reading program at the Puyallup Public Library, which begins in June. Collect badges all summer and earn prizes.
Summer Reading for All Ages runs June 23-September 2 at your local Pierce County Library! Track your reading time and earn prizes!
Just for signing up, kids and teens get a voucher for two free tickets to a Seattle Storm game (while supplies last) and can earn an invitation to a special night at the Tacoma Rainiers.
There are programs for pre-readers and grown ups, too!
The Tacoma library has a fun reading log this summer: fill in squares to play BINGO. Once you have a BINGO, bring in your log sheet for prizes. Last day to turn it in is August 11th! A list of possible prizes and other info. is here.
We have clubs for all ages – Little Kids, Kids, Teens and Adults. The whole family can participate.
Complete ten hours of reading for a high-five and a prize. Track your progress on our reading tracker or go rogue and create your own. Read whatever you want, from graphic novels to “War and Peace”.
Kids & Teens: Earn a book and a ticket to the county fair.
Adults: Earn a super sweet book bag.
2. Read more!
Finished ten hours and ready for more? Keep going! Read 90 hours more and earn an awesome limited-edition T-shirt and serious admiration from your Library. Plus, track your progress on our 100-hour tracker to reveal a fun summer picture created by our design contest winner, Ava Banker.
Use our tracker to set your goal, make a plan of action and share your success. When you are finished, bring your completed tracker in for a Library lovin’ sticker sheet and a chance to win one of five prize kits.
What are you reading this summer? If you’ve got a great recommendation, leave a comment! I’d love to know!