Summer Reading Festival 2014: Summer Reading

Join us for a night with Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley!

Jane Smiley : August 7th 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  
Lafayette Library and Learning Center         3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549      (click for more info ...)

Summer Reading
is for Everyone!
Jun 14 - Aug 23, 2014

Sign up for Summer Reading "Paws to Read" this summer and use the reading log to track time spent reading; earn prizes upon completion. Pre-readers may share a book with a parent, sibling, or a friend. 
Interested in more Summer Reading?
Go Fetch! LOGIN  or  SIGN UP

Who's it for?

After you’ve completed your Summer Reading log and collected your prizes, join us online for more reading fun. Create an account and track the extra hours you read, and then print your certificate at the end of the Summer. There are no prizes for Go Fetch!, but you’ll be part of Contra Costa County Library’s effort to read a record number of hours in 2014!

Tri Delta Transit and Westcat

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The Tri Delta Transit and WestCat will be working together with the Contra Costa County Library this summer to bring you information on buses, local, express, route information and more!  Check out the Summer Youth Pass for 2014!  Passes go on sale May 12th!  Look for flyers and bookmarks at your local library.

Kids' Summer Reading
Kids ages 2 through 5th grade are invited to have a paw-filled time this summer with books, fun crafts, and energetic performances.

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Printable Reading Log:
English || en Español

Baby Summer Reading & Literacy Fun
Babies aged birth through 24 months are invited to have a paw-filled time this summer with books and fun activities. LOGIN || SIGN UP 
Printable Reading Log:
English || en Español

Literacy Building Activities

1.  Read a favorite book for a second or even third time. 

2.  Listen to an audio book and follow along in that book at the same time.

3.  Identify objects that are in a book you're reading together. 

4.  Check out and read a downloaded library e-book.  

5.  Clap along to the rhythm in a rhyming book and have everyone join you. 

6.  Point to pictures in a book and talk about them. ("Look at that funny cat!") 

7.  Discuss the story in a book you've read together. ("Why do you think the cat jumped in the water?")

8.  Sit or cuddle together while reading aloud.  If in a wheelchair or special chair, sit close enough so everyone can see the pictures and hear you read. 

9.  Choose a book with raised surfaces and textures that can be touched.

10.  Use simple sign language as you read.

11.  Visit the library.

12.  Ask the Librarian a question.

13.  Sign up for a library card.

14.  Tell simple stories.

15.  Tell each other stories and then write them down.

Vote for your favorite Library Staff Pet!

Mrs. McGonagall is the Summer Reading 2014 Paws to Read Champ!

Mrs. McG says "Thank you for your votes! I promise to reign humbly and with dignity. And happy continued Summer Reading!"

 

Teen Summer Reading

Teens in grades 6th-12th are invited to have a paw-filled time this summer reading books, joining clubs, making fun crafts, and watching performances!

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Printable Reading Log:
English || en Español


Adult Summer Reading
Adults of all ages are invited to participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Festival! LOGIN || SIGN UP
Printable Reading Log:
English || en Español