Library's summer reading program starts Saturday

Summer Reading Program kicks off

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What would summer be without a reading program and prizes - this year, a chance to win two Kings Island tickets!

Faith Brautigam, director of the KHCPL, said the summer reading program is a good way to combat what's called the "summer slide".

Summer reading sessions will take place weekly at the Firestone Park, Kenmore, Lawton, Mason Park, Northwest and Patterson Park Community Centers.

"Our summer reading is all about having fun and not about keeping up with homework", said Renee Freidus, head of children's services at Pleasanton Library, which had more than 3,700 readers registered in the summer reading fest past year. For every 300 pages read, teens will get 100 library bucks, she said. "Just reading, in and of itself, is a really, really important act for them".

Additionally, the Lakefield library will host a story time for toddlers and early elementary kids at 10 a.m. each Tuesday from June 6 to June 27; registration is requested.

The summer reading program kicks off at the library's south branch from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 6 to 8 the main branch Thursday.

The summer's adult program will also include a volunteer fair, the Paperbound and Silver Screen book and movie club, and presentations by Green Clean, Habitat for Humanity, Blackwater Draw Museum, and "Dale Evans" July 22 for the Day of the Cowboy.

Below are details on summer reading programs in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. We'll be hosting movies for children and teens. Readers keep track of their reading time to earn prizes, books and coupons for local entertainment such as bowling, swimming and art classes. Build a Better World summer reading program offers children an entertaining opportunity to apply numerous skills they have learned in school.

"Some kids read really, really fast and do well with comprehension, so they might read like 10 books in a week", Fipps said. Involve some other activities. For more information, contact Amy Alderman at 674-8773.

"Ready for Tomorrow" is the theme for the summer reading program being offered by Alameda County libraries.

Children meeting the summer reading goals will be entered in drawings at each of the five locations for prizes like Amazon and Target gift cards, Minecraft Legos, Duplo Lego sets and more.

June 20 - Native American Program, 10 a.m.: Chief Violet Hamilton of the Cher-O-Creek IntraTribal Indians will share stories and activities for the whole family.

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