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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. 

 

Prize Distribution:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be some changes to prize distribution this year. Prizes will not be available to pick up as they are earned, as they have been in previous years. Prizes, including the free book at 1000 points, will be bundled together and prize pickup will happen in August.

 

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

Pre-Readers

500 points Peter Piper personal pizza coupon and Raising Canes Lemonade coupon
750 points Arizona State Park Pass
1000 points Free book

 

Kids

500 points        Peter Piper personal pizza coupon and Raising Canes Lemonade coupon
750 points  Arizona State Park Pass
1000 points  Free book

 

Teens

500 points        Raising Canes Lemonade coupon
750 points  Arizona State Park Pass
1000 points  Free book

 

Adults

500 points       Raising Canes Lemonade coupon
750 points  Arizona State Park Pass
1000 points  Free book

 

Grand Prize drawings:

Harkins Family Pack (one per library)
Legoland Discovery/Sea Life Aquarium Family Pack (one per library)

*subject to change due to COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

 

One-Sentence Book Review:

All Ages: submit a one-sentence book review online and you'll be entered to win a prize!

 

Book BINGO:


Challenge yourself to read something new! Complete at least one BINGO (diagonal, across, down) and complete the challenge on read20az.com for a chance to win raffle prizes. Items only count once. Contest runs from June 1 through August 1. One submission per person. Register for summer reading at read20az.com and log your time for a chance to win more prizes!

BINGO for Kids

BINGO for Teens

BINGO for Adults