We Built Some Great Summer Reading Lists
There's something for every reader . . . and even something for the people who think they aren't readers . . . on our 2017 Summer Reading lists. These lists can also be found in the Downloads section on the Kid Zone page and at the various desks in the children's and teen departments.
- Preschool - Second Grade
- Third - Sixth Grade
- Seventh - Twelfth Grade
- Information Foundations (6 nonfiction lists)
ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children, part of the American Library Assocation) has also put together a great group of summer reading lists. There are four lists: birth-preschool, Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-8th grade. You can access all four by clicking here. We will also try to keep printed copies at our desks all summer long.
Summer Reading 2017
We need EVERYONE to Build a Better World during this year's summer reading program! Our children's program is available for birth through rising sixth grade, and our teen program is for rising seventh through twelfth grade. Registration began Saturday, May 20, 2017 and continues through July 14, 2017. To sign up, simply stop by a Kid Zone or Teen Spot desk. You can sign up in the more traditional way and receive a paper reading log, OR you can register for our online program at hooverlibrary.beanstack.org. Either way, every time you finish a book this summer, add the title and number of pages to your log. You'll earn a prize ticket at 200 pages, 500 pages, 1000 pages, and 1500 pages. You also earn a prize ticket for every additional 1000 pages after your 1500-page goal. Keep reading and earning until you reach 10,000 pages. The tickets can be exchanged for prizes in our Prize Zone, which opens Thursday, June 1, 2017. [Teens can also use their tickets to enter into drawings for larger prizes. Check the summer reading display by the teen desk for specifics. Children also have a chance to win something big! Every child who reaches 500 pages will have their name entered into a drawing for a bicycle!] Important thing to remember in all the excitement -- summer reading is not a competition to see who reads the most or the fastest. Read for fun and set a reading goal that's right for YOU! The final day to redeem for prizes is August 2, 2017. NEW THIS YEAR! We have an activity log option for our youngest summer readers. If your child is younger than four, stop by the desk to find out more!
Don't forget to watch our official summer reading commericial!