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Summer Reading 2013

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2013

This summer, kids from birth to age 11 can read books to earn a prize.
Click here to find out how to participate!

Exciting Summer Events

The St. Tammany Parish Library will host many exciting events for children this summer.
Click here to find out more!

DATES TO REMEMBER

First Day to Register - Wednesday, May 22
Last Day to Register - Saturday, July 13
First Day to Pick Up Certificate and Prize - Monday, June 17
Last Day to Pick Up Certificate and Prize - Saturday, August 17

 

 

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How to Participate in the Summer Reading Program

Between May 22 and July 13, pick up your reading log at any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library. Use your reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading.

 

Children from Birth to 7 Years Old

If you're not reading on your own yet, ask someone to read aloud to you for at least 12 hours during the summer, within the program timeline.
If you can read on your own, read for at least 12 hours during the summer, within the program timeline. You do not have to read all 12 hours in one day. Read at least 15 minutes a day. Spread out the fun!
You may combine reading on your own and having someone read aloud to you.
Once you've reached your reading goal (on or after June 17) return to the library to collect your certificate of achievement and prize.

Children from 7 to 11 Years Old

Read for at least 12 hours during the summer, within the program timeline. You can read anything you want to read.
You do not have to read all 12 hours in one day. Read at least 15 minutes a day. Spread out the fun!
Once you've reached your reading goal (on or after June 17) return to the library to collect your
certificate of achievement and prize.

In addition to the above, if you want, you can earn one, two, or all three of the following patches: Archeology, Folklore/Folktales, Mythology. Go to the Summer Reading Patch Club to sign up online. Keep track of your Patch Club books online. Earn a patch by reading at least 5 books in the patch's category. For each patch you earn, you will have one entry in a raffle for an iPad 2. The drawing will be August 17, 4:00pm.
Click here for some book suggestions to get you started.

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For more information, please contact your local branch library.
Special thanks to the Volunteers of America's RSVP Program, and to all of our volunteers.

podcast St. Tammany Parish Library Children's Services Department has a Podcast.  Click here to find out more.


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Last updated 30 April 2013
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