Each week when you check out books via Curbside Pickup, a special reading reward will be included. Weekly rewards range from: a brag tag necklace, a craft kit, a treasure box item, a coupon for food and more! Make reading a daily habit – it’s the key to success!

Bonus! By signing up for summer reading you get 10 weeks of daily summer programming with the folks from Page Turner Adventures. Join our private Facebook group for exclusive access.

Instead of a reading log, participants will respond authentically and creatively to their reading. Create a slide in Google Slides and add it to our town-wide “Celebrate Summer Reading” slideshow. You must do this at least once over the 10 weeks but more is fine too! Parents or caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers can work together. Children in elementary, middle and high school can work as a family or independently. Just remember to read for 20 minutes per day!

Visit this link in the “Kids Summer Reading 2020” Facebook group and add your personalized slide celebrating your summer reading.

If you are unable to add to our slideshow, just email your project to us or drop it off at the library and we will add it for you.

Read! Get creative! Enjoy, and inspire others! Use any of the ideas listed below or come up with your own concept.

Children and/or Families:
1. Write and illustrate a poem, short story, fanfiction, or your autobiography
2. Write or record a book review (or several) that can be shared on social media
3. Redesign a book cover or design an inspirational reading quote
4. Sketch Something: draw the characters or settings in your book
5. Use Legos, blocks, toys, or Minecraft to create a scene from a book
6. Further Inquiry: use BookFlix or TrueFlix on the RPL website to learn more about a subject that interests you and write about what you learned
7. Dress up like a fictional book character and take a photo or a quick video
8. Invent a game, dance, song or a sport about a book, a character or series
9. Celebrate a holiday from a book or invent your own based on a book, write and take pictures to share
10. Use a website like Storyboardthat.com to create a storyboard for a book
11. If your book has a movie or TV adaptation, watch it and write a comparison of the two
12. Imagine how a book would be as a video game or movie, then write or draw about it
13. Write an alternate ending to a book
14. Design a profile for a character in a book, or create your own original character
15. With a grown up’s help, cook something from or inspired by a book and photograph it
16. Make a collage of items important to a book, and see who can guess the book
17. Write a crossover between a book and something else you like
18. Make a poster about all the reasons you love to read
19. Write and draw a chapter from a book in a Diary of a Wimpy Kid style

Teens: (you can use the ones above too)
1. Write a short story, fanfiction, poem or your autobiography
2. BookSnaps – Take a picture of yourself with a book you enjoy and post it online somewhere
3. Attend a virtual teen book club at RPL
4. Make a poster promoting reading
5. Use Legos or Minecraft to create a scene from a book
6. If your book has a movie or TV adaptation, watch it and write a comparison of the two
7. Imagine how a book would be as a video game or movie, then write or draw about it. You could also write how a chapter of your book would look as a movie script
8. Cook something from or inspired by a book and photograph it
9. Make a short film or video acting out a scene from a book. You could also act out the scene in a game, such as Roblox or Animal Crossing, and record it
10. Invent a game, dance, song or a sport about a book, a character or series
11. Draw what the characters in a book would look like if they crossed into another fictional universe, such as Harry Potter or Animal Crossing