Reviews and Blog Posts: summer of reading

It's almost time to sign up for Summer of Reading!

Dig Into Reading

Looking for something for your children to do this summer? Sign them up for the Summer of Reading program.

Any child from birth all the way up to teens getting ready for their senior year of high school can participate in the Summer of Reading program and win books and other fun prizes. Just visit your local branch, sign up, and start reading (or singing, talking, playing, reading, and writing with the birth through pre-K crowd). Registration begins on Monday, June 3rd and will end on Saturday, July 27th. Participation is free.

Green Valley Ranch: One Branch One Story

Kylee and Connor

Please meet Kylee and her younger brother Connor, two of my favorite regulars here at the Green Valley Ranch Library.  They are both such avid readers that it’s not unusual to see them in the library more than once a week.  Kylee and Connor also participated in our Summer of Reading Program this year, and since they always brighten my day, I couldn’t resist talking with them about their experience.

Kylee loves to read happy books in her room before bedtime to ward off any bad dreams.  Her favorite book this summer was Wizard at Work, by Vivian Vande Velde.  Connor likes to read in the living room and in the car (he obviously has no problems with car sickness).  His favorite books to read this summer included Clifford and Magic Tree House.

Recommended Summer Reads

Shadow and Bone cover

All signed up for Summer of Reading but aren't sure what to read to earn those prizes? Check out these hot recently published titles that are sure to make those hours of summer reading fly by!

  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - Two friends, orphaned by war, join the battle against flesh-eating monsters. This book is gripping and hard to put down!
  • A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan - Full of romance and suspense, this book features mathematical eighteen year old genius, Digit, who is recruited by the FBI to foil a terrorist plot.

2011 Summer of Reading

Read With Me

Denver Public Library's popular Summer of Reading program is in full swing for 2011. Make sure the kids and teens in your life sign up online or at any branch library location through July 30.

For many years, Summer of Reading has been a great way to encourage kids and teens reading during their summer break. Keeping young readers engaged and curious about reading and learning prepares them for the upcoming school year by acting as a bridge to keep literacy and comprehension skills sharp. Also, it doesn't hurt that there are incentives to encourage our little bookworms to keep at it.
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