Art & Culture

The Rewards of Summer Reading

With record turnout, the San Benito County Free Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program was a big success.

The San Benito County Free Library’s Summer Reading Program, which ran from June 15 through July 20, 2017, was a big success.

This summer’s theme was “Reading by Design: Build a Better World,” with program-specific themes including World Passport Day, Photography by Design, Science by Design, Movement by Design, and Made by Design.

More than 350 children joined library staff and volunteers for activities such as origami, and under the sea photo booth, boat making and racing, hula dancing, and much more!

65 teen participants joined the Teen Summer Reading Program, with activities such as tie dying, smart phone projector making, and cupcake decorating. 

The library also launched its inaugural Adult Summer Reading Program, which attracted 20 adults.  All participants were provided with a reading log to track book titles and received a completion certificate and free book upon reaching their summer reading goals.

Summer reading has many rewards, beginning with fostering a love of reading for pleasure. Summer reading also encourages technical and creative thinking, helping students to avoid the "summer slump," which can occur over summer vacation when children are not in school and their academic skills can deteriorate.  The San Benito County Free Library invites you to come and join the Summer Reading fun next summer!

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Brown
Youth Services Librarian
San Benito County Free Library
ebrown@cosb.us
(831) 636-4107

San Benito County Free Library