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.
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:
- Motivate children to read
- Develop positive attitudes about reading and books
- Enable children to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation
- Encourage regular use of the library
- Attract new users to the library
- Promote the librarys services and materials to the community
- Foster cooperation between community agencies
- Offer experiences through which children can learn to work cooperatively
Our 2016 Program
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.
June 23 — Olympics—Sports and Forests
This program will use the upcoming Summer Olympics in Brazil to introduce participants to the Olympic Games and transition to a discussion of the rain forests of Brazil and elsewhere.
June 30 — Win as a Painter
This program will allow the artist in everyone to go wild as participants will paint their personal masterpiece on the Library’s windows. Please ensure your artist dresses in their best painting clothing.
July 7 — Putt for the Win
In this activity participants will hone their skills at guiding golf balls through various obstacles and sinking them in the hole for the win.
July 14 — Blast to the Past
Popular summer activities of the those long hot summers of the past including a presentation by J&J Performances of the hula hoop; yo-yo tricks; and make blacklight posters.
July 28 — Picnic Party @ Memorial Park
It’s the end of the program and we’ll all meet at the park for games, hot dogs and burgers and the awards ceremony.
Images and scenes from past programs