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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Provo City Library Summer Reading Program

 Lily and I went to the Provo Library a few weeks ago to sign up for their summer reading program.  It's free, and easy to sign up if you have a Provo Library card.

Lily loved walking through the Children's section.  There were rows of books for her to look at, animals on the shelves, and even a tiny stage.  Her favorite part was the row of board books (shown above) that were just the right size for her to access them easily.

The rules of the Summer Reading Program (taken from the Provo Library Website) are as follows:


  • Each child will be given one Summer Reading Chart.  If you lose your chart, you must start over.  Please don't lose your chart!
  • Make your own goal of how many minutes you will read each day and write the goal on the reading chart.
  • Read books checked out from the Provo City Library. The number of books checked out helps us to monitor the success of our Summer Reading Program.
  • Read six days a week.  You may read ahead or catch up if you get behind. You may read more than your reading goal, but you can only collect one set of prizes.
  • Bring your half-completed Reading Chart to the library the week of June 27 - July 1 to receive a halfway prize.
  • Bring your completed Reading Chart to the library July 18-July 28 to pick up your prizes!
  • Collect a World Passport from the Children's Desk. Attend a Canopy Capers program or a Make and Take Crafts program and receive a sticker on your passport per session attended. Collect six stickers over an eight week period. From July 18 - 28, turn in your sticker-filled passport to receive a ticket to the World of Magic Show on July 30, 10:00 - 10:30 am in the Provo City Library Ballroom. As tickets are limited, they will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.


  • Prizes for Summer Reading 2011 are a free book and a ticket to the End of Summer Reading Party!

End of Summer Reading Party:

  • Thursday, July 28, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Exclusive pool party and treats at the Veterens Memorial Pool, 450 West 500 North, Provo, for children who complete the Summer Reading Program.

Provo City Library stresses the importance of a relaxed but consistent daily reading.  The goal is to establish a regular daily habit of reading.  There are no rules as to number of pages, numbers of books, or specific genres of books.  Simply read each day, six days a week at your own speed. Parents and older siblings can read to children as well.

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