Summer Reading Challenge!

Written by Regina Fried on . Posted in All, Announcements, Summer Reading

summer-reader-blog-postOur Summer Reading Challenge kicks off on June 18 and runs through July 30. The six-week program is open to readers of all ages and includes free activities, events, performances — and reading!

Starting June 18, visit the library to pick up a reading log. Set reading goals and record your minutes on the log. Visit the library once a week to get your log stamped; each time you complete 100 minutes of reading, you can add a link to our summer reading chains. Listening to audiobooks, reading to others, and being read to count for reading minutes!  Learn more about Summer Reading Challenge.

New this year:

  • Summer Reading Challenge is open to adults!
  • We’re challenging Bucks County to read 2 million minutes this summer! Share your reading success with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #BucksCountyReads.
  • Adults and teens — choose your own books or find ones using our reading challenges, such as “Read a book published the year you were born.”
  • Kids — the first time you get your log stamped, you’ll get a special surprise.
  • Summer reading has a whole new look this year thanks to graphic designer Adam Schuett, who designed the reading logs, building banners, and other promotional materials. We love how bright and clean everything looks, and we think you will, too!

Summer reading is about more than fun — it also helps kids avoid the “summer slide,” when they lose reading and spelling gains made during the school year.

Summer Reading Challenge is funded with support from Fred Beans Automotive through Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) dollars. Contact Michelle Wexler, Development Officer, at 215.348.0332 x1115 to learn how your business can partner with BCFL to make an impact on our community.