The Pleasanton Library’s 2014 summer reading game: Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Mysterious Library provides children an opportunity to develop and display their literary and sleuthing prowess.
Beginning Saturday, June 14, “detectives in training” are invited to register for the reading game and pick up their Detective’s Case Book at any one of the investigative labs in the Children’s Department. Playing the game is simple; children track the time they spend reading or are read to in their case book. Junior detectives are rewarded with prizes each time ten hours of reading is completed. Pre-schoolers who cannot read themselves are also welcome to play the game with help from parents who read to them. Children can register for the program through July 27.
The game continues through Sunday, August 3 and also includes seven weeks of free entertainment that includes special summer events, weekly movies, craft, and story times. There is something fun happening at the library every Monday through Friday throughout the summer.
Research shows that children who continue to read during the summer months avoid the “summer slide” and retain or improve upon the skills they acquired during the school year. To support this effort, the Pleasanton Public Library offers an annual summer reading game. Participating in the summer reading game is a simple, economical and fun way for children to prepare for the upcoming school year.
For more information about the summer reading game, a complete listing of programs and activities please visit the library’s website at:
http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/pdf/2014ProgramsandFilms.pdf or call the Children’s Desk at (925) 931-3400, ext 3.
—Information submitted by City of Pleasanton