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All Mesa Public Libraries will be CLOSED Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Summer Reading is for all ages: Pre-readers, Kids, Teens & Adults!  

Why Summer Reading Programs Matter...
 
Numerous studies have shown: 

  • When young people aren’t engaged in educational activities during the summer, they experience learning loss. Reading just 5 books over the summer can prevent summer learning loss.
  • In a study of fourth graders, the students who read for fun every day scored the highest on reading assessment tests.
  • Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who consistently lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates.
  • Students who participated in a summer reading program had better reading skills at the end of third grade and scored higher on standardized tests than students who did not participate.

 

Create your account online starting May 1. Log your reading June 1st - July 31st.

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Parents: signing up the whole family? Register yourself first, then you can add the kids under your account. 

              

We have lots of exciting programs to complement Summer Reading - attend events to earn extra points and virtual badges! Find out what's going on at each branch:

Main Library

Dobson Ranch

Red Mountain

Mesa Express Library

   

PRIZES
(all prizes and coupons are subject to availability)

Pre-Readers (0-5): 

Point Level     Prize
Sign Up Game board, stickers, activity sheet
250 Toy (rubber duck)
500 Chipotle free kids' meal voucher
750 Toy (sensory ball)
1000 Book (order via online account) + Applebees free kids' meal voucher

 

Kids (5-11):

Point Level     Prize
Sign Up Game board & stickers
250 Toy (choose from kids' treasure chest)
500 Chipotle free kids' meal voucher
750 Toy (choose from kids' treasure chest) + State Park pass
1000 Book (order via online account)+ Applebees free kids' meal voucher

 

Teens (12-17):

Point Level     Prize
250 Bag of chips or cookies
500 Chipotle BOGO meal voucher
750 Bag of chips or cookies
1000 Book (order via online account)

 

Adults (18+):

Point Level     Prize
500 Chipotle BOGO meal voucher
1000 Book (order via online account)

 

Drawing Prizes (must earn 1000 points and enter in account online by August 2nd):

Pre-Readers  Marble Maze
Kids Backpack with MPL bookstore voucher
Kids AzMNH museum admission passes
Teens Kindle Fire
Teens BLU-Ray Star Wars Pack (Episodes I - VI)

 

All Ages: submit a one-sentence book review online and you'll be entered to win a Downtown Mesa gift card! Weekly drawings during Summer Reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chipotle free kids' meal coupon
Chipotle free kids' meal coupon