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NBPL's Summer Reading Program

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Fill out a game sheet and earn prizes for reading!

Check out the brochure for Summer Reading activities and pick up your game sheet at any library location beginning June 25!

Funded by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.



Read for fun, rate your books, enter to win prizes. It's easy!

Pick up a brochure at any NBPL location for more info.

Submit an online review beginning June 25!

Funded by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.



Read books and fill out a review form. You can also submit an online review beginning June 25!

Each submission enters you into a prize drawing! Pick up a brochure at any library location for more details.

Funded by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.

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The Summer Reading Program is open to Children, Teens and Adults!

Ready, set, go! Read for the Win this summer by signing up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme celebrates sports, so keep your eye on the ball as we go the distance with lots of sports-themed programs and activities.

Kids Program (Children ages 0-12)

The Children’s Summer Reading Program will run from Saturday, June 25 to Friday, August 12 with the theme “Read for the Win!” Special programs, featuring lots of sports-themed crafts and entertainment will be held regularly on Mondays at the Crean Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Avenue; Tuesdays at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue; and Thursdays at the Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold Avenue; and the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd.

The younger readers in this program can enjoy the beauty of reading by listening to stories being read to them, while independent readers can practice their reading skills and develop a deep love of literature all on their own. Participants can read print books, downloadable materials and audiobooks. Children are not limited to reading library materials during the course of the program, and are strongly encouraged to read what they love (books, graphic novels, etc.), track their own reading progress, and reap the benefits of an instilled love of reading with the encouragement and support of parents and library staff.

Join the club by picking up a Summer Reading Program game sheet at any Newport Beach Public Library location (or downloading it here) to keep track of reading time. On the game sheet, the reader will select one side to complete: either the Reading Club, for independent readers, or the Read-to-Me Club, for young not-yet-readers or those reading with help. The Reading Club awards a special prize to independent readers after every five (5) 20-minute sessions of reading. The Read-to-Me Club awards prizes to young readers after every five (5) activities completed. Once the entire game sheet is completed, the independent and young readers will win a new book and be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. As a bonus, children can enter weekly drawings at their local branch by filling out book reviews!

Upon completion of the program, children are encouraged to keep reading and enter weekly drawings by filling out book review forms.

Teen Program (7th-12th grades)

Reading brings rewards in our Teen Summer Reading Program. Get a goody bag just for signing up!

For every book read, participants have the opportunity to write a review and enter the weekly prize drawing. Participants can read print books, downloadable materials and audiobooks. The more books read and reviewed the more chances teens have to win great prizes like gift cards to local shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and book stores. All entries in the weekly prize drawing also go into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the Program.

After submission of their first three (3) reviews, participants win a new paperback book of their choice.

Adult Program

Adults can join in the fun by taking part in their very own library reading program this summer, too! Each participant will sign up at the library branch of their choice and read away their summer. Participants can read and review print books, downloadable materials and audiobooks.  After submission of three (3) reviews, participants are eligible for the Grand Prize drawing and will be awarded a paperback book.

All adult program participants will be welcomed to join fellow readers for an end of the summer wrap-up reception with refreshments and prize drawings at the Central Library on Thursday, August 11 from 2pm-4pm.


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