Summer Reading Club

Image, two tree frogs dance in a watery spotlight.
The Summer Reading Club
Read to the Rhythm!

All children are welcome to join this free program.  Children in the club stretch their minds and keep up their reading skills over the summer while having lots of free, genuine fun:  reading, doing crafts, hearing stories and songs, enjoying visiting performers, and learning all the time.

This year's  theme is "Read to the Rhythm", and our game is called "Party at the Palace."
There will be lots of rhyme and rhythm at our story and craft events.
Children can read about anything they are interested in, of course!

Play the Summer Reading Game!

image, drawing of a spotted owl who is all ready for a party.
All of this year's Summer Reading illustrations are original drawings by Kristin Dalziel.  Color your own owl on the front of your Summer Reading Log!

 The Reading Game

Bring children to any library branch when it is convenient for you.  They can pick out books to read until the next visit and have fun playing the Summer Reading Club game at the librarian's desk.

In this year's game, young participants will be helping Owliver Owl and the other animals get ready for the Reading Revels, a party at the Palace! However, they must outsmart Reginald the Weasel. On signing up, each child will receive a paper game board, used to log reading progress and move along through the adventure.

Progress toward each goal is earned by reading library books.  It takes 22 books to complete the game!  Children who are not yet reading for themselves can play the game by listening to stories read to them by a sibling or parent. 

Read your library books at home or in the library. Then come to the Children's desk and spin the spinner to see where your reading adventure will take you next! 

Plenty of books related to our musical  theme will be available, but children may read any books they please -- as long as they are library books, any book can count for the Summer Reading Club game. 

For those who complete a game board, there is a special Reader's Certificate that includes a prize -- a personal pizza from Round Table.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Humboldt Area Foundation; St Joseph’s Health, Humboldt County; the Melvin & Grace McLean Foundation; the Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation; Humboldt Sponsors; and the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.  Some branch libraries have additional local sponsors for party supplies or crafts, as noted on the branch page.  We thank these sponsors for their generous support of childhood literacy -- a gift that lasts a lifetime.

Summer Reading Club Crafts, Stories, and Special Programs:

All children are invited to participate in Summer Reading Club story and craft programs at the Main Library or any library branch as their family's schedule permits. 

See the Children's Events Calendar for programs at the Main Library, and visit branch web pages or look at the entire library calendar to see programs at branch libraries.