Coeur d’Alene Public Library’s Summer Reading Program For All begins on June 1st, and events begin June 14th. We’re calling the adult and teen portion a BookBlitz and it’s very simple. What you do is read any book that you want, you can choose a favorite or maybe a challenging read, and then tell someone about it! You can either tell a friend/acquaintance/librarian/social media about how you loved it/loathed it/what you learned or you could submit a review of your book choice here: tinyurl.com/cdaBookBlitz2021. Let someone at one of the service desks in the library know that you shared your book review and then you’ll get a punch on your punch card. Once you fill up your card you take it to our bookstore for a free book + entry into the end of summer prize drawing. Teens can also choose a book from the free YA book shelf.
Children’s summer reading logs are split into early learners (birth to 4) and school age (5-12.) Early learners can earn a different delightful prize each month in June, July, and August. Participants pick up an Early Learner Activity Sheet each month and it is filled with fun activities for early learners and their grown-ups to do together. Each month’s sheet is turned in for a prize and acts as a raffle ticket for our Early Learner Grand Prize Drawing. School Age kids are invited to earn lots of prizes all summer long with their reading logs. Earn a prize every five hours you read between June 1st and August 31st. Prizes include: yummy treats, free books, CDA Carousel tickets, 30 minute VR sessions at VRCDA, summer reading badges, and raffle tickets for the grand prize.