Reading is an essential part of any child's life, but especially during the summer. It's like any other skill - if you don't practice it, you lose it. Parents can keep their kids reading all summer long so they're prepped for a successful school year! And remember, all reading counts, be it books, magazines, TV subtitles, game instructions, grocery lists, and much more.
Download and print (or pick one up at your local library) a tracker and then color in a character for every 20 minutes (or more!) spent reading. Looking for some recommendations? Don't worry -we've got that covered! Check out some lists we've created with eager young readers in mind.
How about Summer Learning online? Yep! We've got that, too. This year, we're proud to offer READsquared, an online reading tracker, where kids can earn badges, complete online activity missions, and play games! Young readers can also write book reviews, find lists of cool books, and make wish lists of books they want to read.
This year’s Summer Learning Program also includes Story Sketches, a new program for kids who want to create their own stories.
Kids between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a story, 500 words or less, that the library may post on our PCPL Kids YouTube page for everyone to see.
Stories can be submitted with illustrations. If they’re not, no worries! Our library artists will create pictures to go with published stories.
Learn more about how to submit on our website. Please note, due to high submission volumes, we will be randomly selecting three stories each week.
Happy reading, writing, and learning this summer!
About Pima County Public Library
For more than 100 years, we’ve been here for people just like you. Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are always looking ahead to help you find what you’re looking for. Every day, we’re making our mission a reality by educating and connecting people and inspiring ideas.