Have you registered for the summer reading program yet?  If not, click here to sign up online.

Why should you sign up?  Research shows that kids and teens who read over the summer break retain the skills that they developed during the school year.  For adults, reading provides a free escape from the stresses of life.  Each summer CCPL provides a reading-based program for local kids, teens and adults – all with great prizes.  Here at CCPL we make summer reading FUN!

Join our many readers who are vying for one of the grand prizes this summer.  For kids, one lucky reader in each branch will win a digital camera.  Other awesome prizes include dance lessons, tickets to local attractions, coupons and more.  One lucky teen at each branch will win a $50 Visa gift card and many will win Orioles tickets, restaurant coupons, books and other great prizes.  Plus, when kids and teens turn in their first reading log, they get a free pass to the Cecil County Fair.  For adults, prizes include a $25 Visa gift card and gift certificates to local restaurants.

How can I win, you ask?  Simply register to read books and you could win.  Sign up at your local branch OR online by clicking this link.  Fill out the appropriate reading log (kid, teen or adult) and return it to any branch.

If you’re a reader, read to yourself or your family.  If you’re not a reader yet, have a family member read to you.  And keep reading!  The more books you finish, the more chances you have to win.  Each time kids turn in their reading log with 10 books, they’ll receive a toy prize and raffle ticket.  Teens turn in their log after 6 books.  Every 3 additional books give them another chance to win the grand prize.  Adults get a chance at winning each time they complete 5 books.

It’s not too late to sign up – summer reading runs until August 1.

In addition to our great summer reading programs, CCPL offers a wide assortment of entertaining and educational events.  This summer CCPL is offering many creative activities – check out our events calendar to find programs you’ll love!

In the meantime, keep reading – the more you read, the more raffle tickets you can accumulate.  What are you reading this summer?  How many books have you or your kids read?  We want to know – leave us a comment!

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6 Responses

  • Erica Posted July 6th, 2009

    We’re working on rereading the Harry Potter series in anticipation of the new movie coming out soon!

  • Marion Posted July 6th, 2009

    Our family loves to read children’s classics. This summer we have read “Charlotte’s Web,” “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “Mouse on a Motorcycle,” and we’re in the middle of “Little House in the Big Woods.” The Cecil County Public Library has the best books for us to select. Each of my children have read 20 books so far – and they will. Thanks for everything!

  • Katie Posted July 6th, 2009

    I’m reading “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom. My children are reading “Junie B. Jones” and “Encyclopedia Brown.” Keep the great books coming!

  • Charleigh Posted July 7th, 2009

    Summer reading is the best – no more teachers, no more (required) reading! Yeah summer! I’m reading the Eragon series (again)…..

  • Marnie Posted July 29th, 2009

    Thanks to the CCPL children’s staff for another wonderful summer of great programs, entertaining reads and fun, fun, fun. My family and I love to visit the library because of the great summer events! Good job!

  • objectifs Posted September 24th, 2009

    Yeah I like it very much. Summer reading means a lot to me. I can have my best books beside me and no wonder what the time is. Thanks for sharing such a nice article.