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Summer Reading for Children: Dig Into Reading

Summer Reading for Children: Dig Into Reading banner (tunnel at night with reading moles)
Who: Anyone: babies to rising 5th graders
What: A free program that gives you prizes just for reading
When: June 1- August 3, 2013
Where: All Enoch Pratt Free Library locations
Why: It's free, fun, and you can Read Down Your Fines!

How: Go to your local library and ask to sign up for the reading program. Write down the titles of the books you read (or someone reads to you) on the "Dig Into Reading" reading log, or color in one circle on the time tracker for every 15 minutes you read. After you've read or listened to 4 books or for 4 hours, come back to the library to get a free prize. Once you have read or listened to 8 books or for 8 hours total, you get the T-shirt shown below (while supplies last) and are invited to your local library's End of Summer Reading Party! As a special summer bonus, for every book/hour you read, you can earn one Pratt Buck toward reading down the fines on your library card account.

Kids Summer Reading Log Book - write down your book titlesKids Summer Reading Time Tracker - Fill in circles for every 15 minutes

Summer Reading for Babies and Toddlers - circle each reading activity you complete


This summer, try out our new activity board for infants and toddlers: each activity on the board helps develop literacy skills in young children, and you'll earn prizes after completing 4 activities and a T-shirt after completing 8 activities

Look at how many kids & teens have already signed up: 15569
How many books they have read: 176059
And how many people have already read 8 books this summer: 10535

Children's Summer Reading 2013 T-shirt on a beach boy Kids Summer Reading T-shirt 2013 - Dig Into Readingkids 2013 Summer Reading sample prizes -  dinosaur excavation kit, sand digger claws, a sand pail and shovel, and 2 rubber ducksOrioles tickets!
Possible prizes include "Dig Into Reading" T-shirts, dinosaur excavation kits, digging toys, "Dig It, READ!" rubber ducks, and more. Everyone who finishes 8 books or hours has a chance to win Orioles tickets at the End of Summer Reading Party!
Don't know what to read?
kids summer reading bookmarks 2013 - tiny previewAsk your librarian for suggestions, pick up a bookmark designed by Baltimore city kids, or check out our summer reading suggestions by age level:
Special Summer Performers
Watch for special shows all summer long. The library isn't just about books and reading, it's about learning, fun, and community. As a special bonus, if you hear a story in one of the programs, you can count that story towards your 8 book/hour reading goal in the Summer Reading Program. See the schedule of Summer Reading performances and events 
 Baltimore City Super Summer Reading

Baltimore City Super Summer
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is a proud partner of Baltimore City Super Summer. This summer, make sure that you check out all that Baltimore City is offering for kids: learning academies, free meals, Summer Reading, and other fun programs. Don't forget that the Summer Reading Program is a part of your "Super Summer!"


 Summer Reading for All Ages: Children, Teens, and Adults


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