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Time for Summer Reading

June 9, 2010

Guess what? It’s time to start your summer reading, you and your kids. Debbie Mock, the editor of Colorado Parent, recently found that the Arapahoe Library District offers summer reading programs for adults as well as children. She signed herself up but admitted, “The only bummer is you don’t get one of those fun little charts to track your progress toward a prize. No stamps or stickers for the grown-ups.”

Debbie knows, and I’m sure you do, too, that the more model reading in our own lives, the more our kids will value reading as well. We’re creating reading legacies! (NO pressure.)

So, get started with your summer reading program and sign your kids up for one, too. As Debbie mentioned, most programs give kids prizes – including free books. For us adults, we’ll have to reward ourselves with an extra cup of coffee or maybe a Barnes and Noble Nook. (Debbie, I’ll buy you a sticker chart if that will help! No Nook, sorry.)

Colorado Library Programs






Jefferson County

Douglas County

Arapahoe Library District

Summit County

Bookstore and Online Programs

Barnes and Noble: Read 8 books and get 1 free.

Scholastic’s Reading Challenge: Go for the Summer World Record, win prizes and play games.

Ripple Reader:  Read 4 eBooks, get a microphone and 1 eBook free.

Reading Is Fundamental: Games, activities and more.

Borders:  Read 10 books, get 1 free.

Do you need recommendations for books?  Feel free to post any questions in the comments box and I’ll be happy to help.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss my upcoming posts on recommended books for summer.

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