Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Reading Programs

Okay, I can't focus!  I keep getting sidetracked trying to keep track of the various summer reading programs the kids will be participating in.  Decided if I don't blog about it, I'll never be able to accomplish anything.


Pikes Peak Library District is AMAZING.  Connor & William will be doing You Are Here, the teen program (and volunteering).  Thomas, Richard and Trina are doing One World, Many Stories, the children's program.  Coupons for free stuff, free books, free t-shirts, and much, much more...

Master Books just announced a summer reading program this morning.  Since I review for them, I need to see if we will be eligible or not.  But my hope is that Richard and Trina can do the ages 5-7 program (prizes including The Answer Book for Kids, or a Noah's Big Adventure set.)  I'd love to have Thomas do this and get the Complete Zoo Adventure book.  I probably won't have the older two participate (we already own the prizes, and, well, they are busy!)  Read three books (from the list) in June, or in July, and be eligible for a prize.

Tyndale is doing a summer reading program for adults and teens/kids. This one I am having Connor and William do.  Read 5 books and select a free book.  Again, this is from a list of titles, but it includes the Imagination Station books (we own all four) and Red Rocks Mysteries (our library has)...

Borders is again doing their Double Dog Dare Challenge.  Everyone but Connor is eligible (ages 12 and under).  Read ten books, get one free.  The decision needs to be made based on the books available though.  I thought Trina might like Ramona the Brave, maybe I could convince Richard to get Danny and the Dinosaur (the first book I remember owning), and Thomas maybe could get Hungry, Hungry Sharks.  Not sure that there is anything for William though.  The nice thing with this one is that it goes through September 5.

Barnes & Noble is sponsoring Imagination's Destination this summer, where kids read 8 books to earn a free one.  This goes through September 6, and is good for kids in grades 1-6.  I don't remember whether it is kids going INTO 1st-6th, or kids who completed 1st-6th.  Either way, I have three eligible.  However, I'm not totally convinced we are going to bother.  I just don't see anything on the list I care enough about to go through the effort.  I mean, the 3rd-4th grade prize selections are SO incredibly GIRL... an American Girl book, a Nancy Drew book, Mercy Watson doesn't *sound* boyish... I don't know that I can excite my boys about these choices at all.

So... we could have a busy summer of reading.

Anyone else know of something fun?  We don't have some of the stores like Half-Price Books.  Though since we'll be heading down to Pueblo pretty much every Friday this summer, maybe we should do their summer reading program too.  Hmmm....  and they have a summer program for adults too... hmmm....

3 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I didn't realize there wre so man programs going on this summer.

tikvah73 said...

No word yet on which nights we will have free. Do you have any idea which nights you are free?

Amy B

Debra said...

Amy -- I can -- WILL -- make pretty much anything work... you let me know...