Having access to books and library programs throughout the summer helps kids keep up with their reading skills and enjoy the process, as well. Reading programs are awesome, free ways to incorporate reading with various summer family activities. The following are some summer reading programs in San Diego to help kiddos make reading fun and memorable, versus a chore:
Barnes and Noble has kids earn a free book when they read eight books and return a completed Journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 22th & September 4th, 2012.
Free Kids Admission to the San Diego County Fair - Students ages 12 and under who read 10 books (verified with their teacher or librarian) pay no fare at the Fair!
Pottery Barn Book Club - Pottery Barn presents story time for children of all ages every Tuesday at 11am. Children will receive a Book Club card on their first story time visit and a special gift after their fifth!
Scholastic Summer Challenge - Avid readers look forward to the Scholastic’s Summer Challenge. Students log the number of minutes they spend reading and also keep track of how other schools are doing. Get this: the top 20 schools will be recognized in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records!! Regardless if they make world records, they still can earn prizes as they go!
San Diego Family magazine offers a descriptive list of kids’ summer reading programs and hopes you will take advantage of your local library, where you will find “prizes, entertainment, story times, music, crafts and of course, lots of great books!”.
San Diego city libraries have museum passes that you can check out for 10 days. Each of the San Diego city library system’s 35 branches and the downtown Central Library will have two passes that can be checked out for free. The passes allow full access to museum exhibits, plus discounts to IMAX and digital shows, the restaurant and gift shop. Each pass can be used for two adults and up to six children. They offer passes for the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center and have had passes for the New Children’s Museum downtown. To check for a New Children’s Museum pass, click here. To check for a Ruben H. Fleet Science Center pass, click here.