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June 3, 2014 > Summer Reading Game at Alameda County Library

Summer Reading Game at Alameda County Library

Submitted By Lupe A. Gonzalez

Alameda County LibraryÕs Annual Summer Reading Game, PAWS TO READ, begins Monday, June 9 and runs through Saturday, August 9. There will be separate games for pre-readers, Kids, Teens and Adults, all based on the same theme.

Library patrons can sign up and get their game board at any of the Alameda County LibraryÕs branches, including Centerville, Dublin, Fremont Main, Irvington, Newark, Niles, San Lorenzo, Union City and the Bookmobile. They will use their game board to keep track of time spent reading or completing fun activities and, of course, there will be prizes and free books for participants.

Summer reading programs are an important part of library programming because evidence shows that children typically regress academically over the long summer holiday and youth who practice their reading skills over the summer break return to school better equipped to continue with their studies. Adult participation is critical because research shows that the best way to get your children to read is to let them see you reading.

This program is presented by the Alameda County Library, with support from the Alameda County Library Foundation. Other sponsors include the Chabot Space and Science Center, The Lawrence Hall of Science, LEGOLAND, Oakland AÕs, Target, Wal-Mart, and Joan and John Zehnder.

The game is open to all ages; children not yet reading on their own may count time listening to others read. For more information on the summer reading game, library open hours and special events, call your branch directly or visit the website

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