Summer Reading at Multnomah County Libraries
This will be our third summer in Portland, and the third summer our girls will participate in Summer Reading Fun at the library. It's an awesome program, complete with little incentives along the way. Thank you Katie, Reading Promotions Coordinator at Multnomah County Library, for sending this in:
As a mama myself and the coordinator of the Summer Reading Program at the library, I just wanted to make sure everyone knows about the free and fun programs we have at the library all summer long - great options for preschoolers and school age families.
First, the Summer Reading Program is fabulous! Families can sign up together and track their reading on a fun game board. As your reader works their way around the "game" they get to come into the library to pick out fun prizes. This year our prizes are better than ever. Everything from fun, silly things like gooey eyeballs and racecars to free burrito coupons from Chipotle and swim passes to the park pools. Our grand prize is a trip for a family of four to Disneyland. It's all free and designed for fun - while also being based on research that shows families who read together start a lifelong trend in their children and that children who are already reading can keep up the skills they've just learned over the school year by the simple act of reading a bit everyday. We even have extra-extra small shirts for the youngest of reader/listeners! It's a great tradition to start for your family!
In addition to the game, each library is hosting dozens of free, fun programming like puppet shows, music concerts, craft programs, storytimes and book groups. Since we live in NE, we use Albina, Hollywood, and Belmont regularly - don't just limit yourself to one branch. Check out the event page for activities near you!