Summer Reading

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Free fun and prizes at the library this summer! Babies, kids and teens can play the Summer Reading game by starting a daily reading habit. Libraries will have free live performances, arts and crafts, and more in addition to the Summer Reading game. It all kicks off June 15. Libraries rock!

The game runs June 15, 2018, through August 31, 2018.

New this year! High school teens can play online (paper gameboards are still an option).

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Information for Teachers

How to play (birth through grade 8)

  1. Starting June 15, sign up at any Multnomah County library (it’s free) to get a gameboard.
  2. Color in one space for each day you read or listen to a book, or do any of the fun activities on the gameboard.
  3. Each time you mark at least 15 days (they don’t have to be in a row!), bring the gameboard to the library to choose a prize.
  4. Once you’ve read 45 days total, you’ve completed the game! Bring your gameboard to the library on or after July 29 to get a prize, a T-shirt (while supplies last), coupons for Oaks Park, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Oregon Children’s Theatre, and an entry in the Grand Prize drawing! Claim your prizes by August 31, 2018.

How to play (teens entering grades 9-12)

  1. Starting June 1, sign up online (it's free) to track your reading on the mobile site. Or, starting June 15, come in to any Multnomah County library to get a gameboard (also free).
  2. If you play online, enter every day you read about an hour. On the gameboard, mark a space every time you read for an hour or do any of the challenge activities.
  3. If you play online, the site will let you know when you earn your prizes. When you’ve filled your first card, you can bring it to the library on or after June 29 to choose a coupon or entry in a drawing. Do the same with card 2 (prizes available starting July 14) and card 3 (prizes available starting July 29). 
  4. When you have filled all three cards, you’ve completed the challenge! You’ll get a prize, a T-shirt (while supplies last), coupons for Oaks Park, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Oregon Children’s Theatre, and an entry in the Grand Prize drawing! Claim your prizes by August 31, 2018.

Summer Reading is supported by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library's leadership, innovation and reach through private support. 

 

    

       

A special thank you to media sponsors:

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The 2018 Summer Reading Program would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners who donated thousands of prizes.