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Parent Read, Too! 2013

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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!

Find your log here!

 Summer Reading
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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 then record your points online. (Record 1 point for every 15 minutes of reading time.)
  • Visit the youth desk to collect your rewards starting on June 19 @ 9 am and continuing through August 10.
  • Read again, record points on the READING LOG, collect prize

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What to Read, What to Do

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  • Read Parenting Books
  • Visit Websites (10 Points Maximum)
  • Attend Library Programs (10 Points Maximum)
  • Read Picture Books Together
  • Read Chapter Books Aloud
  • Take a Family Field Trip (20 Points Maximum)
  • Just for Fun, Read Materials Written for Adults


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What can you redeem all your points for?

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Level 1:

20 Points

Free coupon for a cup of coffee

Level 2:

40 Points Total

Foldable Water Bottle

Level 3:

60 Points Total

Choose a book

Above &

80, 100 & 
120 Points Total

Entries into Grand Prize Drawing

Time can be redeemed for rewards starting on June 18 @ 9 am.

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Important Dates



June 1 Registration Begins! 
June 1 Kick Off with Magician Chris Linn and Hands-On Fossil Dig
June 4 Underground Animals Storytime
June 15 Father's Day Carnival
June 17 Outdoor Explorers (and every Monday till Aug 5th)
June 18 First Day for Prizes
June 18 Ice Cream Social
June 20 Storytime in the Park
June 27 We Dig Your Pets Parade
June 29 International Mud Day
July 10 R.I.F. Paperback Book Giveaway
July 12 Storytime in the Park
July 13 Youth Wii Day
July 20 Joel's Wunderground Comedy Show
July 23 Digbie Digs Deep Puppet Show
July 26 "Sand"tastic Castles at Spencer Park
Aug 3 Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!
Aug 6 Storytime in the Park
Aug 9 Un"Earth" Your Creativity
Aug 10 Last Day for Prizes
Aug 14 Wrap-Up Party - Wild & Crazy Worm Party


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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!

Start Browsing Here!

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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!

Explore the Web

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Summer Reading


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