Summer Reading is here! It may look different from past summers, but the emphasis is still on digging into some great books and fun summer experiences.  

You can earn tickets for reading (books, audio-books, newspapers, magazines, or even bedtime stories),  going on scavenger hunts, writing book reviews, creating a nature journal, writing a story and much more! These tickets can then be used to enter drawings for more wonderful prizes. You can also earn Target gift cards and a free book for completing reading goals. Click here HERE for more information. 

Here are some books to get you started: 

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

When I was growing up we had a sandbox (old tire filled with sand) in the backyard. Many summer days were spent trying to dig to the bottom of that sandbox and beyond to either find buried treasure or make our way to the other side of the world. The story of Sam and Dave is simple, but combined with the illustrations it creates a humorous adventure of narrow misses. A fun way for young readers to dig deeper into their imagination.

Cece has been curious since the day she was born. She is always asking questions about the world around her. One day her teacher, Ms. Curie, tells the students to come up with a question about science and work to investigate it. Cece teams up with her best friend Isaac to answer the question “Do dogs eat vegetables?” This is an excellent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) inspired story that teaches the scientific method in a simple way and will encourage young readers to dig deeper into science. 

Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

(From the publisher) When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is–but she knows she needs to survive. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home–until, one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her. Dig deeper into technology from this bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator. Peter Brown delivers a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. 

(From the book jacket) Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930’s Nazi Germany. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. All three kids face unimaginable dangers, but there is always the hope of tomorrow. Dig deeper into the history of characters that are separated by continents and decades and find the connections we all share. More than 77 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. 

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Online books, audio-books, magazines, etc. are available. Check them out HERE.

Visit our website @ for more information on how to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

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