4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer Long

Summer vacation may mean a break from school, but it doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Check out these programs designed to keep kids reading all summer long, hosted by South Jersey libraries.


Build a Better World

Burlington County Library System
Various Locations
Libraries around Burlington County will present a variety of activities for children of all ages to learn, have fun and read from June 19 through August 12. Children 18 and under can read books for prizes and attend special programs like author Skype visits, writing workshops and animal shows. The library’s online tracking system will help participants keep track of their activities and how many books they read to earn extra prizes. For more information and to sign up, visit the website.


Build a Better World

Camden County Library System
Various Locations
From June 26 to August 4, children can participate in the Build a Better World program at their local Camden County library. Members can track the books they read and attend educational programs to win prizes like books or tickets to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Branches will also be holding school supply drives during the program. Kick-off events will be hosted by Camden County branches on June 26. For more information and schedules, visit the website.


Smile Program

Cumberland County Library
800 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton
Cumberland County Library’s Smile Program gives children the chance to read along with some furry friends. Therapy pets from FURever As Friends, a nonprofit with volunteers and their therapy pets, will visit the library and children can read with the cuddly buddies. Reading sessions begin at 6 pm on June 27, July 11 and July 25. A kick-off party will start at 6 pm on June 13. For more information, visit the website.


Build a Better World

Ocean County Library System
Various Locations
Ocean County Libraries are offering programs for all ages to encourage reading this summer. Through the build a better world program, members can read and post reviews of five books to win a ticket to the August 29th BlueClaws baseball game. To sign up and receive more information about the program, visit the system website.

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