Read for the Win starts June 11th!
This summer, Marin County Free Library invites you to Read for the Win! This year’s Olympic-inspired theme encourages kids and teens to play games, participate in outdoor activities, and learn by doing in addition to reading.
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), and they can earn an extra book buck by completing the 5 activities on the back of the reading record. 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 their Book Buck to our Giving Program. This year Friends of the Library will donate a dollar to Marin Special Olympics for every Book Buck donated (up to $500).
Special events are scheduled at all branches during the summer. Puppet shows, maker programs, and the ever-popular “Read to a Dog” are just some of the programs which will be offered for kids. Henna, mini-Maker camp, movie night, cosplay are just a few of the Teen events.
Reading over the summer helps children maintain and increase their reading skills, and reading for fun broadens their horizons and develops new interests. 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 Summer Reading Program is funded entirely by the generosity of the Friends of the Marin County Free Library.