Summer reading is a way to fight summer learning loss and enjoy some wonderful reading. Did you know that the average child or teen will lose two months of reading, math and science skills over the course of a summer? Keep growing minds engaged and win prizes by discovering a great book, counting the stars, identifying a bug, and more. Summer Reading runs from June 1 to July 31st, 2017 for not only Children but Teens and Adults as well!
We will kick off Summer Reading with a Kickoff Party in the park, June 3rd on the Riverfront, at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Festivities start at 2 PM – join us for face painting, a bounce house, the magic of Joshua Sager and more! At 7 PM southwest Michigan’s premier rock cover band SOMEBODY’S FRIENDS will play live in the the Band Shell. Adult refreshments will be available for purchase thanks to the Allegan Jaycees. You won’t want to miss this!
We are not signing people up this year for summer reading but children can pick up their reading and activity game board and adults can pick up their summer reading bookmark at this event.
Summer Reading Program Details
Pick up your game board, complete each reading and activity space and return it to the library to collect your prizes and enter to win one of three grand prizes. There is no limit to the number of game boards you can complete but they can only be done one at a time. All game boards must be turned in by 9 PM, Monday July 31.
Children’s Reading Rewards
Pizza Hut gift certificate
Free loot from the treasure chest
Entry into grand prize drawing for one of three family game baskets
Come in to the library, take a book selfie with our INSTAX camera and put it on our ratings wall! For each book you read, your book selfie enters you into the drawing for Summer Reading prizes! Enter each time you read a book! All selfies must be taken by 9 PM, Monday, July 31.
Teen Reading Rewards
1st Prize: Go Pro Hero Session and accessories kit (tripod, head strap mount, and selfie stick)
2nd Prize: Amazon Fire tablet and $25 Amazon gift card
3rd Prize: Bluetooth headphones and $25 iTunes gift card
Pick up your summer reading bookmark, read any book you would like, fill out the front of the book mark and return it to the library. Every Monday, starting June 12, there will be a drawing in which you will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local business. All entries are then placed in a bin for the grand prize drawing. Weekly drawing entries must be in by 9 PM the Saturday before; the last day to turn in entries is Monday, July 31 by 9 PM.
Adult Reading Rewards
Weekly drawing for 1 of 8 – $25 gift cards to local businesses
Grand Prize is a 128 GB iPad, 2 years of Apple Care, and a protective case