Summer Reading Club

This Year's Adventure is...

...READING BY DESIGN . 

Summer is for Reading and Fun.



The Summer Reading Program is free, and everyone is invited to participate. This year's theme is "Reading by Design" so our library programs will feature books and activities related to art, engineering, construction, and the design of books, jewelry, and other fun things. Join us for Summer @Your Library!

"Can you fix it?" ... "I can fix it. I built it!"

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Each year the library offers reading adventures and a special series of programs, prizes and crafts that encourage children to enjoy books over the summer and increase their reading skill.

Children who participate have fun, discover wonderful stories and fascinating facts, and start the new school year ready for success! 

All members of the family can read and log their progress to help reach our community reading goal.



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Thank You to Our Sponsors 



You make the Summer Reading program possible
for the children and teens of Humboldt County.
 
The Art Center
Booklegger
California Library Association
California State Library
Camellia Chapter, Eureka, Order of the Eastern Star
Friends of the Redwood Libraries
Friends' Groups of Each Branch Library
Heart Bead
Humboldt Area Foundation
Humboldt Sponsors
KBAE 95.5 The Bay
Lighthouse Plaza
McDonalds of Humboldt County
McLean Foundation
Northtown Books
Round Table Pizza
Smullin Foundation
St. Joseph’s Health System, Humboldt County
Whitchurch Engineering
 

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How the Summer Reading Program Works

It's a relaxed program that works for everybody. 

Track Your Reading


All members of the family can participate – we have reading and activity logs for wee readers (ages 0-5), children (ages 6-12), teens (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18 and up).

Pick up a reading log at any branch library starting June 1; the program continues until August 12.

Craft and Design Programs


will be featured at most library branches this summer. Check the library calendar for these, and for other special events.

Prizes for Children 


Every child who completes the reading log may claim a small prize at any branch library at any time during the summer.

Special Prizes


Completed logs must be returned to one of the Humboldt County Libraries by Saturday, August 12, to be included in the drawing for special prizes.
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Institute of Museum and Library Services


The library’s Summer Reading program is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.

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