Summer Reading Library Program
Research shows that school-aged children who do not read throughout the summer will experience a serious loss in reading achievement resulting in a gap that widens with every successive year. In an effort to remedy this, we offer an annual Summer Reading Program.
The program works like this: children pick up a game board from the library (or print one out online) and pledge to read every day for 30 days or more throughout the summer. For every day that a child reads, the child colors in a space on their game board. When all 30 spaces on the game board are filled in, the child brings the game board to the library and receives a new prize book to keep for their very own as well as food coupons generously donated from local restaurants. There is also a midway prize related to education when the child fills in half of the spaces. If the child wants to read even MORE, there is a bonus reading game with a reading incentive.
The summer reading program includes babies, toddlers and Pre-Ks! They can also join the Summer Reading Club when someone reads to them every day. Tweens/teens have their own reading log and fun events as well. There is even an adult summer reading program! The summer reading program offers fun and FREE family events throughout the summer several times during the week at both libraries!
This program has no cost to the community; however, the Friends of the Bryan & College Station Library System generously provide the prize books and event supplies. In addition to this, the entire community bands together to contribute volunteers, prize items, food coupons, donations of moonwalks and carnival booths and many other things that make this annual literacy program a huge success! When a community bands together for literacy, then the future of that community is ensured.
For more information about the past or upcoming Summer Reading Program, please go to the Kids page and the Teens page.