Parents: Why is it important to join Summer Reading?
It’s fun, it provides ideas for meaningful activities to share with your child and it helps to maintain your child’s reading ability while out of school!
Studies have suggested that summer reading is an effective way to prevent summer learning loss. Some of the Dominican Study
results indicate that:
- Students who participated in the public library summer reading program scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those students who did not participate.
- Parents of children enrolled in the public library summer reading program reported that their children spent more time reading over the summer and read more books, were well prepared for school in the fall, and read more confidently.
- Teachers observed that students who participated in the public library summer reading program returned to school ready to learn, improved their reading achievement and skills, increased their enjoyment of reading, were more motivated to read, were more confident in participating in classroom reading activities, read beyond what was required in their free time, and perceived reading to be important.
No go sleep! - Kate Feiffer and Jules Feiffer
A baby does not want to go to sleep, even as everything else around her wishes her a good night.
Good night, world - Willa Perlman and Carolyn Fisher
Rhyming text bids good night to the world and everything that is in it, including stars, streams, animals, and roads.
Mama, why? - Karma Wilson and Simon Mendez
A sleepy polar bear cub asks its mother questions about the night sky as he gets ready to go to sleep.
Sweet dreams - Rose A. Lewis and Jen Corace
Rhyming text depicts a mother preparing her child for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities. By the best-selling author of I Love You Like Crazy Cakes.
Good night, Good Knight - Shelley Moore Thomas and Jennifer Plecas
When three little dragons are left to fend for themselves in a cold and lonely cave, a kind young knight befriends them and helps them along by reading them stories, singing them songs, and giving them food.
Minnie and Moo : the night of the living bed - Denys Cazet
Minnie's barnyard friends find a way to make her feel better when a bad dream upsets her and sends her bed rolling into town on Halloween night.
The birthday ball - Lois Lowry and Jules Feiffer
The Newbery Award-winning author of The Giver presents the story of a princess who escapes her birthday preparations and three undesirable suitors by passing herself off as an intelligent peasant, in a tale featuring illustrations by the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist of The Phantom Tollbooth.
Using the magic of cutting-edge augmented reality technology, special images throughout each title in this informative series come to life when held up to a webcam, creating an incredible interactive experience for computer-savvy readers.
Underground - Shane Evans
A pivotal moment in American history is shared with young readers by following a slave family's escape to the North by crawling on the ground, running barefoot through the woods, sleeping beneath bushes and eventually reaching freedom.
Prizes and Programs
Grand Prize winners will be notified in September.
Children 0-5 years
One winner per branch.*
Winner gets to choose 1 prize on their entry form from the following:
Portland Children’s Museum Premier Membership
OMSI Patron Membership
Oregon Zoo Patron Membership
Children 6-11 years
One winner per branch.*
Winner gets a $300 gift card toward an overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark Resort in Grand Mound, WA.
*North Bonneville and bookmobile entries will be included in the nearest branch drawings.
There are plenty of fun activities for children of all ages throughout the library district this summer. You can find them by visiting the online children's events calendar
, or by clicking on a link below to view a printable Summer Fun Calendar for each library:
North Clark & Cowlitz CountiesBattle Ground
-- en español Ridgefield
Greater Vancouver Metro AreaVancouver Mall
Skamania & Klickitat CountiesWhite Salmon Valley
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Summer Reading Programs are made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors. Thanks to the following:
Games & Puzzles:
- Library Catalog Looking for a book not on our suggested reads list? Check in the library catalog!
- Ask A Librarian Want a librarian to help you find a book or answer a question? Just ask!
- Library Locations Need to know where to go to catch a performance or storytime?
- Teen Summer Reading Too old for Kid's Summer Reading? Check out the program for teens with grand prizes more to your liking.
- Newsletters for Kids & Parents Looking for more reading suggestions? Sign up for our regular newsletters. Browse the list of topics and sign up for as many as you like.
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