Start building for your bonus prize

Get building, families.

Get building, families.

Kids, we want you to read this summer.

Of course, we do. We’re a library.

But we also want to encourage all the young architects and engineers to start building. (Hence, our Summer Reading theme: Build a Better World.)

So here’s the deal: When you sign up for our summer reading program—and you should totally sign up for our summer reading program—you’ll get a log with 20 activities.

If you complete 10 of these activities by July 30, we’ll give you a special prize.

And what are these activities? They include:

  • visiting the beach and building a sand castle

    Also acceptable, if you don't feel like building a castle...

    Also acceptable, if you don’t feel like building a castle…

  • using one of science kits to build a snap circuit
  • going to a parade or seeing fireworks
  • swimming at a Mentor pool
  • playing a game of catch
  • attending one of our programs
  • building a domino run
  • visiting a park and use the playground equipment
  • learning to count to five in a different language
  • making your own hopscotch court and then play hopscotch
  • building with Lego bricks, Duplo, or any other building toy
  • sending us a postcard from your vacation
  • visiting the zoo
  • building a house of cards
  • making a recycled craft
  • building a birdfeeder
  • paying it forward and doing something nice for someone else
  • taking a photo of a landmark or favorite building
  • planting a garden or visiting a garden center
  • building a fort

So get out there, build a better world; and, make sure to update your Summer Reading log, so you can get your prize!

Our Summer Reading program runs until July 30. You can sign up at any of our branches. You can win cool prizes, including toys and tickets to the Science Center and Botanical Garden. Of course, reading is also its own reward!

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