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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 - August 1st.

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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

 

SUMMER READING KICKOFF EVENTS

Saturday  | June 1st  | 10am - 12pm | Dobson Ranch
Saturday  | June 1st  | 10am - 12pm | Main Library
Saturday  | June 1st  | 10am - 12pm | Red Mountain

 

PRIZES
(all prizes and coupons are subject to availability/while supplies last)

Pre-Readers (0-5): 

Point Level     Prize
Sign Up Game board, stickers, activity sheet
250 Choice of snack or bubbles
500 Food coupon (Peter Piper Pizza) and AZ State parks pass
  +Raffle entry if 500 pts logged by July 1
750 Spaceship mini tote bag
1000 Book (order via online account) 

 

Kids (5-11):

Point Level     Prize
Sign Up Game board & stickers
250 Choice of snack or stress ball
500 Food coupons (Peter Piper Pizza & Applebee's), AZ State parks pass, and temporary tattoo
  +Raffle entry if 500 pts logged by July 1
750 Waterproof vinyl decal, slap bracelet, free Mesa pool admission pass, and 1-hour free admission to Uptown Jungle Mesa
1000 Book (order via online account)

 

Teens (12-17):

Point Level     Prize
250 Choice of snack or stress ball
500 Food coupon (Rubio's), AZ State parks pass, and temporary tattoo
  +Raffle entry if 500 pts logged by July 1
750 Galaxy putty, waterproof vinyl decal, and 1-hour free admission to Uptown Jungle Mesa
1000 Book (order via online account)

 

Adults (18+):

Point Level     Prize
250 $1.00 book store coupon
500 Food coupon (Rubio's) and AZ State parks pass
  +Raffle entry if 500 pts logged by July 1
750 Slide and glide phone stand
1000 Book (order via online account)

 

Raffle Drawing Prizes (must earn and log 500 points by July 1 for first round of raffle, and 1000 points by August 1st):

Includes items such as My First Telescope, a solar-powered mini Mars rover, glow-in-the-dark galaxy and stars, and a galaxy projector

  • Mid-point (July 1) raffle for those who have reached 500 points: a MPL library bag with aluminum MPL water bottle (12 winners; 3 for each age category, systemwide)
  • Summer reading program online survey completion by 7/15: a MPL library bag with aluminum MPL water bottle (10 winners systemwide, any age)
  • Book BINGO: Adults who get a BINGO (5-in-a-row) are entered to win a MPL library bag with $10 gift card and chocolate (3 winners).
  • Pre-Reader raffle | after 1000 points at end of program
    •  Space Play Tent in a tote bag (2 winners chosen at RM & MN, 1 winner each for DR & MEL; total of 6 prizes)
  • Kids raffle | after 1000 points at end of program
    • National Geographic telescope (1 raffle winner per branch)
    • Color-changing moon light in a drawstring bag (2 winners chosen at RM & MN, 1 winner each for DR & MEL; total of 6 prizes)
    • i.d.e.a. Museum tokens (each token entitles the holder to a 2-person admission; two tokens raffled per branch)
  • Teen raffle | after 1000 points at end of program 
    • Out-of-this-world prize pack consisting of a drawstring bag, 2 rubber rock bouncy balls, 1 nebula mini button & 1 nebula pop socket (2 winners chosen at RM & MN, 1 winner each for DR & MEL; total of 6 prizes)
  • Adult raffle | after 1000 point at the end of program
    • 4 winners for a $25 credit toward any Mesa Parks & Recreation class or rental
    • Aurora light projector and speaker in a tote bag (2 winners chosen at RM & MN, 1 winner each for DR & MEL; total of 6 prizes)

 

One-Sentence Book Review:

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. 

 

Book BINGO:


Pick up a BINGO card at any service desk: Adults who get a BINGO (5-in-a-row) are entered to win a special raffle.