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Parents Read, Too! 2014

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This summer spend time reading and doing fun activities with your children. After sharing together, parents & caregivers will earn points that can later be redeemed for prizes. You may earn points reading alone as well. 

As a bonus, time spent reading together will help your children complete their reading programs too!

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Participating in summer reading can be done in 4 easy steps:

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Get a library card (Don't have one? click here


Sign up online using your library card number

Read - on your own, or with your kids; record your points online.
               
Visit the youth desk to collect your rewards starting on
June 24 and continuing through August 12 at 9 pm.

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Robot Books_and_Boy_Mobile Earn Points, Get Rewarded:
Level 1: 20 points total Paperback Book
Level 2:  40 points total Paperback Book
Level 3: 60 points total Book Bag
Levels 4-6 80, 100 and 120 points total Entries into Grand Prize Drawings

Points can be redeemed for rewards between June 24 and August 12.

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Important Dates:

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June 2 First Day to Register and Log Points
June 3 An Introduction to Pinterest
June 7 Summer Reading Kickoff Event 
June 9 Outdoor Explorers (and every Monday until July 28)
June 10 The Golden Age - Fly Fishing in Michigan 1860 to 1960 
June 11 Storytimes in the Park: Bookmobile Stop, Borden Park 
June 14  Veggie Car Races 
June 16 Fizz, Boom, Re-locate!; Managing Photos on your Computer 
June 17 Candy Science 
June 18  World Cinema Night: Incendies (Canada) 
June 19 Garden Fairies; Books on the Big Screen: The Lego Movie 
June 21 Ring of Steel: Action Theater for Kids 
June 24 First Day for Reading Rewards!; Annual Ice Cream Social; Adult/Teen Paperback Book Swap 
June 26 Creative Clouds  
June 27 Candy Science 
June 28 Fun with Grandma Science 
July 2 Storytimes in the Park: Bookmobile Stop, Borden Park 
July 7 Fizz, Boom, Relocate 
July 9 Sun Prints; World Cinema Night: Curse of the Golden Flower (China) 
July 10 Drummunity and Dinner 
July 12 Little Creatures, Special Location: Bloomer Park 
July 15 Evening Family Storytime, Special Location: Lions Park (near Royal Park Hotel) 
July 16 Jennifer Pharr Davis: 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 
July 17 Books on the Big Screen; Summer Reading Club: Book Discussion 
July 18 Live Action Angry Birds 
July 19 Wacky Science Show, Special Location: Bloomer Park 
July 23 Storytimes in the Park, Bookmobile Stop, Borden Park 
July 24 Cool Constellations; Friends Mini Book Sale 
July 25 Candy Science; Friends Mini Book Sale 
July 26 Friends Mini Book Sale
July 28 Outdoor Explorers (final session); Fizz Boom Relocate
July 29 Bleach Pen T-Shirts
July 30 The Science of Music with The Music Lady
August 2 Candy Science
August 4 Managing photos on your computer
August 8/9 Experiments Day!
August 11 Design a Beverage
August 12 Last Day to Register, Log Points and Claim Rewards
August 16 Summer Reading Grand Finale

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Family Field Trips Books for Parents Internet Resources

Take a trip, visit a museum, read a road map! Spending time exploring together is a great way to foster the love of learning.

Places to go / Things to do 

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Spend some time exploring the Parent/Teacher Collection in the youth room. Get guidance from experts, learn about child development, get ideas for rainy days...and earn points!

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The web can be exciting resource for parents. Visit some of these suggested sites (and maybe bookmark a few). You never know when they'll come in handy down the road!

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