Here comes summer! Summer reading at your library is a summer tradition, and it’s fun!
Summer is a time to emphasize the fun side of reading. This is especially true for kids and teens, who get to read whatever they want. Personal choice is a great way to encourage excitement around reading. Reading every day will keep kids’ minds engaged and active over the summer.
Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County team up each year to provide summer reading fun for all ages – babies, kids, teens and adults, featuring popular bingo-card formats for each age group. Every youth who sets and meets a reading goal will receive a book to keep. Adults can enter to win prizes.
It’s easy to participate – bingo cards will be available at all area public library locations and online from June 1 through August 31, 2019. Special summer reading events are scheduled at area libraries as well, including craft fairs, games and much more. Visit your local library in person or online for more information.
Summer Reading Tips
- Reading and listening to books helps keep your child’s brain active and engaged over summer.
- Ask your child about their interests and attend a library program to learn something new.
- Children are most excited to read when they choose their own books.
- Read together as a family and model reading for your kids.
- Librarians love to match books to readers – ask us for recommendations.
- All library programs are free!
- Lists of great summer reads to get you started on our Staff Picks pages.