Studies have found that reading for pleasure is beneficial for kids in many ways including keeping up their reading skills over the summer and helping them succeed in school.
Fairfax County Public Library helps make reading fun by providing tools, access and incentives during its Summer Reading Adventure. The Summer Reading Adventure runs June 12 through August 14 and invites all children and teens—birth through high school—to read for fun over the summer. The theme in 2020 is “Imagine Your Story!” This summer the program will be virtual.
On June 12, sign up online and download a preschool (Birth-5), school-aged (Grades K-5) or teen (Grades 6-12) summer reading gameboard. You may also find these challenges on our summer reading website.
The gameboard is divided into three prize milestones. Play the game by completing the challenges and when you reach each prize milestone, you will submit a form to be entered into a random drawing for one of two Amazon e-gift cards. (You may only submit one form for each prize milestone.)
Don’t want to complete some (or any) of the gameboard challenges? In lieu of completing a challenge, read or listen to a book of your choice.
The amounts of the Amazon e-gift cards for each prize milestone:
Two winners will be chosen for each gameboard and will be notified by August 31. The drawings close on August 14.
The library offers online events and programs throughout the summer including Kofi Dennis, the Jay Mattioli Magic Show and Sciencetellers. There are also several contests for teens, including an essay/poetry contest for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders cosponsored with the For Love of Country Foundation, Teen Film Festival and the Teen Cover Art Contest.
The Summer Reading Adventure is funded through generous donations from the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library.