Youth Reading Program
DIG INTO READING
June 2nd – August 3rd
It’s summertime and we hope the living is easy for you and your children. We’ve tried to make our summer reading program both easy and fun for kids of all ages. The summer reading theme this year, Dig Into Reading, encourages kids to choose library materials that expand their curiosity and their creativity. Hopefully, our prizes will entice kids to keep reading, since reading in the summer helps maintain reading skills.
Please make library visits part of your family’s routine this summer. The Urbandale Public Library is a great place to take a break, slow down and enjoy the somewhat quiet, air conditioned and free space. The Library is a wonderful venue to teach your children respect for public property, communication skills, research skills and the beauty of sharing. The Youth Services staff looks forward to sharing the library collection, programs and facility with you and your children. After all, the Urbandale Public Library is your place. We’re here to make using the library easy all year long.
This is a simple reading program for babies and toddlers who enjoy being read to.
Parents of children ages 3 to 6 are encouraged to keep track of the books that are read aloud to them.
This reading program is for children ages 7 to 11 who are ready for longer chapter books. Keep track of minutes read to earn prizes.
Tweens and teens ages 12 to 17, keep track of minutes read to enter your name in a drawing for great prizes.
How to Play Dig Into Reading:
- Reading must be age appropriate.
- Prizes are awarded for reading the required number of books or minutes.
- Please turn in the completed reading form to the Youth Services Desk for validation and for prizes. Tweens and teens, age twelve to seventeen, can enter a drawing to win grand prizes.
- Children must be present to receive their prizes.
- Session prizes given while supplies last.
- Children and teens might be asked to give a mini book review about their favorite book.
July 7 – August 3rd