Summer Reading Programs

Are you looking for some great summer reading programs to encourage continued summer learning? Davis County has several to offer!

Davis County Library
Every hero has a story! Under this nation-wide theme, the library will be offering many activities throughout the summer! The kick-off for the program is this week. Each week, new activities will be presented. Story time will continue twice per week (check with your branch to confirm days and times), and one day each week will be dedicated to great activities (2 separate sessions with different activities). Activities will include a visit from members of the Clark Planetarium, Hero art, hawk/falcon/owl demonstrations, mountain man storytelling, and much more! Click here to get the full line-up of events and to check the dates for your local branch.

Barnes & Noble
Did you know that your child can earn a free book this summer from Barnes & Noble? It’s easy! All they have to do is read 8 books and record them in a printable reading journal. Then, take the completed reading journal to your local Barnes & Noble and select a free book from select titles!

Utah State Fair
If kids ages 6-12 read 10 books and fill out their form, they can earn a free pass to the Utah State Fair, in addition to other prizes! Find all the details here.
Entries must be postmarked on or before Monday, July 27th, 2015!

City of Woods Cross
Beginning June 12th, on Fridays in June and July, Woods Cross will be offering a FREE literacy program at 10:00 am. June activities will be at Mills Park (1850 S 1200 W), and July activities will be at Hogan Park (750 W 1500 S). It will begin with a fun and interesting program followed by a craft, book readings, and a snack. Advanced readers (3rd grade reading level and above) will be invited to read a new book each month which they will be able to KEEP. The book for June will be Island of the Blue Dolphins, and the book for July will be Lawn Boy. At the end of several gatherings, ALL kids will be able to take a book home with them! (Old book donations welcome. Book drop-off available at Woods Cross City or each week at the literacy program.) The schedule of events is as follows:
-June 12-Master Storyteller (Janine Nichiguchi)
-June 19-Magician (Brad Wall)
-June 26-Polynesian Dance (Liz Tabish)
-July 10-Firefighters
-July 17-Kristyn Crow (Author of Zombelina)
-July 31-University of Utah Physics Department

City of North Salt Lake
To prepare for activities related to robots, adults and teens older than 14 are invited to read the Partials sequence, by Dan Wells. Kids ages 8-13 years old are invited to read Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage, by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith, and children 7 years and under are invited to read Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World), written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat.
The 2nd annual writing competition will also be taking place–write a short story about humans and robots. The writing competition theme is “Man vs. Machine.” Submissions are due by September 4, 2015. (Writing Contest Guidelines)
To finish it all off, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 6:00 pm, Dan Wells (author of the Partials sequence and the “John Cleaver” series) will be speaking at City Hall (10 E Center Street, North Salt Lake). Adults and teens can come hear from Dan Wells followed by a Q&A and book signing. Kids can come build a real-life robot! Plus, construct a robot from household items and bring it to display. Every child who brings a robot to display will receive a prize! And everyone can enjoy refreshments and enter the raffle–there will be many prizes and one lucky reader will win a new NOOK!
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Do you know of other summer reading programs? Please leave a comment and let us know so we can add them to our list!

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