Read and Win

Teachers, Librarians, and Caregivers, Every summer there are numerous reading programs available for students but what is available the rest of the year? Outside of what’s happening in schools that is. First of all, check with your local public library! There are usually plenty of fun activities and programming happening for people of all ages. Second, check with the pro and/or pro-am sports teams in your state (or nearby) to see what they have to offer. For example, in Minnesota, the Timberwolves offer Read to Achieve: Minnesota Timberwolves – Read to Achieve This program offers students the ability to to win a prize pack (if the deadline is met). The prize pack includes a poster, bookmark, Timberwolves drawstring backpack, and a ticket to a Timberwolves game during the current season. Third, if you happen to have these businesses within your community (or close by), offer your students the following opportunities Chipotle! Reading is FUNdamentally delicious with their easy logging system. Readers are rewarded with a free kid’s meal. For this program your school or library needs to apply. BOOK IT! with Pizza Hut This long-withstanding program (started in 1984) offers readers rewards in the form of certificates and/or food. Your […]

Build a Better World

The Collaborative Summer Reading Program this year is “Build a Better World.” What better way to celebrate than with some bookmarks ready to be printed and colored at┬álibrary or classroom? With six pages containing four designs per page, this resource gives you 24 different designs. Check out a sampling of the bookmarks included through the images below: Build A Better World Bookmarks PDF Love the bookmarks? Please consider donating to support their creation and the creation of similar future resources at: Your support allows for the creation of these resources. Thank you! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez