Yesterday when I picked up my daughter from school, she begged to go straight to the library to sign up for the KCLS summer reading program.
Here's more information about the reading programs I referenced in a recent ParentMap article.
--At Barnes and Noble, kids can read eight books, write a sentence about each, and earn a free book
--At Half Price Books, kids can read 15 minutes a day for five days out of a week and turn in their reading log for a $3 shopping card. You can do this every week until July 31st. Print out the reading logs at
--King County Library is offering prizes for children who read 1000 minutes over the summer. Preschoolers have a similar program, and there's something for teens as well. Kirkland and Redmond Libraries are even offering a program for adults, which my daughter is urging me to do. Pick up a form at your nearest library, or sign up online at
Other Seattle area libraries have similar reading programs; check your library for details.