Summer Reading Programs

Our summer reading program is loosely based on the program developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program made available to California libraries by the California Library Association.

Within the resources available to the library, we hope to provide children and teens opportunities to have fun and exercise their brains during the summer vacation.

Lassen Library’s summer reading program is an activity oriented program that encourages reading.
Participants are allowed to choose what they want to read—we don’t dictate any specific reading list but we will provide lists of suggested reading that are associated with the themes of the weekly activities.

The importance of summer reading to a child's level of performance in school each year is well documented. Read about it in these two articles:

Program Goals

  1. Motivate children to read
  2. Develop positive attitudes about reading and books
  3. Enable children to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation
  4. Encourage regular use of the library
  5. Attract new users to the library
  6. Promote the library¬ís services and mate­rials to the community
  7. Foster cooperation between community agencies
  8. Offer experiences through which children can learn to work cooperatively

Our 2017 Program

Wednesday on dates listed - 9:30 - 11:00 am

Details will be published by the end of May.

Our progarm activities will be loosely based on this year's iRead theme of Reading by Design  (Click to read about the formal program)

Inspired by the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our world a more interesting, livable, accessible, and beautiful place, we hope it inspires readers to explore their own creativity and design new worlds for themselves and for all of us.


June 21 — Catapults

June 28 — Tie Dye

 July 12 — Large Scale Coloring

July 26 — Knots

Images and scenes from past programs


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