How to play

Every year, Multnomah County Library sponsors a Summer Reading program to encourage children to read during the summer. Research shows that reading during the summer helps children maintain the skills they have learned in school. The 2014 program runs June 13–August 31.

Children can visit any Multnomah County library to sign up for the Summer Reading game. Participation is free. To play, children spend time reading, listening to books, or completing suggested learning activities, then mark spaces on their gameboards.

The library encourages you to read with your children in your native language. Practicing their first language will help your children learn to read in English.

For ages 0–4, fill in one space for every 15 minutes of reading; ages 5–11, for every 30 minutes; and ages 12–18, for every 60 minutes.

When your child reaches one of the prize markers one and two on the gameboard, visit the library for a reward.  Rewards include books, passes for free activities and food coupons for local restaurants.  The reward for the final prize marker is a Summer Reading T-shirt (while supply lasts).

All players who finish the game enter a grand prize drawing for a family vacation for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark! August 31, 2014, is the last day to claim rewards. Each child may play the game only once. Participant must be present to select own prize.

You may substitute one of the following activities for one space on each path: