I am so excited about the summer reading programs at my local library. My library (and probably most libraries) have summer programs for children and adults. I signed Grace up for the children’s program under the “non-reader” category. 🙂 All I have to do is read her 30 books, write down the titles and turn in the form. Once I turn in her completed form she will get to pick a prize/toy from a box and will get some coupons. The coupons are for a free ticket to a local baseball game, a free train ride on a touristy railroad in my area and a free ice cream cone from McDonalds.
I’ve been told that as kids get older and start reading the books themselves the prizes get even better. There is even a free ticket to a local children’s amusment park!
I signed up for the adult reading program, but I don’t know what the prizes are. For every book I read I can turn in my name for a drawing. We’ll have to see if I win anything.
Have you ever taken advantage of a summer reading program? More importantly, should I let Grace actually eat her free ice cream???
Update: Since originally writing this we have completed Grace’s reading program! We turned in her form and she picked out a ball from the toy box. I’m still debating about if I should let her eat the ice cream. 🙂 I’ve read two books for the adult program and I’m working on a third.