Build Your Library FREE Summer Read-a-thon!


Every summer, my kids sign up for our local library’s summer reading program. We have a wonderful time participating in the games, contests, and of course, reading lots of great books!

So I thought, why not start an online summer reading program at Build Your Library?  For the past few weeks, my oldest daughter and I have been brainstorming – much of this is actually her idea. I’ve never done something like this before, but we’re very excited to try it out and have all of you join us!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

The Read-a-thon will take place starting June 10 and ending August 16.

You can sign up in the comments (unpublished for this thread) with the first names and ages of those participating, and I will send you a free PDF containing a reading log and progress chart to color in along with some bookmarks to print out and color. If more that one family member signs up, you can use the progress chart (a stack of books) to color in and visually compete with each other.

During the Read-a-thon, I’ll be posting (optional but fun) challenges, weekly reading themes, book recommendations, and more.

There are 4 age categories:

  • 3 – 5
  • 6 – 10
  • 11+
  • Moms and Dads!

Keep up with your reading logs, because at the end of the Read-a-thon, you need to send me a tally of how many books you read. I’ll put the participant’s names from each age category into a hat, do a random drawing and the winners will win prizes. Prizes will be a $10 Amazon Gift certificate to the winner of the child categories (to buy more books! of course) and a $25 Build Your Library gift certificate to the parent category (good towards a year curriculum or unit studies of your choice).

If you blog, you can add the Read-a-thon button to your page, and I ask that you please try to spread the button wherever you can! I’d love to have as many participants as possible! I hope you can join us for some summer reading fun!

Go start planning your summer reading lists….now!

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