Children's Library

Celebrate Reading Program For K-12

PawsReading optHey Students K-12! Join our “I PAWS-itively Love Reading” celebration!

We are celebrating all the reading you are doing for fun and for school—and the many different ways there are to read and to enjoy a good story! Read a print book (including multiple readings of the same book), an e-book or digital magazine, listen to an e-audio book, read a graphic novel or comic using Hoopla, watch authors reading their books online, watch ASCPL story times on Facebook and YouTube, or watch a story come to life through Tumblebooks. (See all the great links below!)

Be sure to write down the titles of everything you read on a list. (No minimum number of titles required.)  After the Library reopens and until Saturday, May 30, bring your list to a convenient ASCPL location for a small thank-you from all of us and Paws for all you’ve accomplished!

Not in school yet? Don’t forget 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 1000 Books Logo

Studies show that reading with young children is the single most important thing adults can do to get those children ready for kindergarten. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun way to develop early literacy skills, help your child develop the all-important love of reading, and create lasting memories.

Sign up today!

  • Stop by your favorite Akron-Summit County Public Library location  to sign up.
  • Get your reading log and learn how to use your library card reading history.
  • If you can’t visit the library, download a reading log or start keeping track of the books you read on a calendar, in a notebook, or whatever is easiest for you.
  • Visit the library after every 100 book milestone for a small prize to recognize your child’s progress.
  • Any book that is read to your child counts. That includes books in preschool, library story time, or that favorite you read repeatedly.
  • Look for some new books to try out! Check out these suggestions.

Paws JumpingPrizes

  • Every 50 books = I read 50 more sticker
  • 100 books = mood pencil
  • 200 books = book bag
  • 300 books = book mark
  • 400 books = window cling
  • 500 books = book (half way point)
  • 600 books = picture frame magnet
  • 700 books = Royal Reader crown
  • 800 books = Super reader cape
  • 900 books = book plate for favorite library book
  • 1000 books = stuffed lion with T-shirt

At every 100 books, there will be an opportunity to have a picture taken and posted to the branch Facebook page.

Questions? Give us a call at 330-643-9050!

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