Summer Reading

    2019 Summer Reading Program 

    The Summer Reading Program features free events, activities, and family fun!

    Click here to view the Summer Reading events calendar.

    How to Participate

    Discover a universe of stories at the library this summer! From June 1st – August 11th, we’re challenging kids and teens to track your reading and earn rewards for reaching reading goals!


    • Children from Pre-K to 5th grade: read at least 20 minutes a day, and earn rewards for every 7 days of reading you complete. After 21 days, you’ll earn a free book (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a goodie bag.


    • 6th – 12th graders: track each hour of reading you complete, and earn a free book and a cool Summer Reading pin when you reach 20 hours of reading. Plus, when you finish the program, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of more than 40 prizes, including a clip-on book light, an earbud kit, themed book packs and more!

    <span style=”font-size: 18pt; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;”><strong>Benefits of the Summer Reading Program</strong></span>
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    <li><span style=”font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;”>Motivate kids and teens to read, by empowering them to pick books that interest them</span></li>
    <li><span style=”font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;”>Enable kids and teens to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation by providing free access to books and literacy-building activities</span></li>
    <li><span style=”font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;”>Help kids and teens develop positive attitudes about reading and books</span></li>
    <li><span style=”font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;”>Encourage regular use of Yakima Valley Libraries and its resources</span></li>