Kids Summer Reading

Two toddlers hold hands, wear sunglasses and summer reading bead necklaces outside at a park

Thanks for an amazing summer!

Thanks to all the families and around 2,000 kids who participated in this year’s program! Together, you read over 1,146,714 minutes. That’s over 796 days! Over 2 years worth of minutes! More importantly to most, that’s over 14,000 beads, which is Very. Serious. Business. for kids!

We received a lot of warm, genuine feedback, including from Marianne, who tells us she’s known in her family as the “reading challenge grandma.” For the second summer, she said, the program helped her family complete a goal of reading 100 books before school started. 

“My grandchildren are delighted with the beautiful beads and love to design their own necklace,” she told us “We use our reading time to share stories, talk about the books, and create a stronger personal bond and shared love of reading.”