Summer Reading Program - Foundation
Summer Reading programs keep youth interested in reading throughout the summer. Without such encouragement, as much as 25% of the previous school year's learning may be lost.
Thanks to your donations, the Foundation is able to offer fun and exciting programs at all libraries. Children are challenged to set summer reading goals with incentives for signing up and reaching their goals. Teen Summer Reading programs cater to a wide variety of interests, including pizza parties, game nights, karaoke, and creative arts activities.
In 2011, more than 6,000 children read a total of 41,020 books as part of Sno-Isle Libraries Summer Reading Program. Teens participated in a book review contest that lasted all summer and ended with a teen winning a notebook computer provided by the Foundation.
We also have some great Adult Summer Reading programs and activities. In 2011, programs offered included gardening classes, a nature walk, book groups, tips for starting a business, yoga, and author visits from Nancy Pearl, Jane Billinghurst, and Jeff Guidry. In addition, when adults shared their summer reading by writing book reviews, they were given the opportunity to win one of three Nooks -- funded by your donations! As a result, adult summer readers jumped from 310 in 2010 to 1,025 in 2011.