Kids Summer Challenge
June – August
Kids can sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge at any branch of Marin County Free Library. Each child receives a folder where they can keep track of the minutes they have read, and receive suggestions for fun learning activities.
Kids earn a Book Buck for every 100 minutes they read (or are read to). Book Bucks can be exchanged for a variety of prizes. Visit your local branch to see the prizes available. Kids who complete the Learning Challenge will receive a Gold Medal Reader button.
Kids can also choose to donate Book Bucks to our Giving Program. This year Friends of the Library will donate a dollar to Marin Foster Care Association for every Book Buck donated (up to $500).
Kids who participate in library summer reading programs are better prepared for the next school year: a White House study found that reading 5 books over the summer prevents learning loss.
The Kids Summer Challenge Program is funded entirely by the generosity of the Friends of the Marin County Free Library.
Teen Summer Challenge
Saturday June 10 – Saturday August 5
Come to the library and participate in our Teen Summer Challenge.
Earn scratcher tickets by checking out books, writing book reviews and coming to teen events. For information about our teen events, see our Events Calendar.
More visits to the library means more chances to win!
We would like to thank these sponsors for funding of programs and prizes for our Teen Summer Challenge:
Friends of the Marin County Free Library – The San Francisco Giants – Friends of the Corte Madera Library
Friends of the Civic Center Library – Friends of the Fairfax Library – Friends of the Marin City Library – Friends of the Novato Libraries
Friends of Bolinas Stinson Beach Libraries – Tomales Bay Library Association – Cafe Reyes – Parkside Cafe
About Summer Learning
Special events are scheduled at all branches during the summer. We are dedicated to providing educational programming for young people during summer months, keeping children engaged in reading and connected to their communities while out of school.