Update for 2017: Our girls STILL love the summer reading program and we are doing it again this year!
The first item on our 10 Things To Do This Summer Under $10 list is not only free (or nearly if you are like me and have the occasional late fee), but most summer reading programs also give the children stuff – just for reading!
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Our local library’s summer reading program lasts from June 1st – July 31st. There are 3 levels of prizes, which usually include free meals @ local restaurants for the children and free skating, bowling and/or other activities. At the end of the program, the children get a shiny new book. Last year, my children picked out Boxcar Children books.
As you can see in the photo, the girls are excited for the program again this year! As a bonus, my older girls sometimes read the required 20 minutes to the younger one. More reading, less TV, real quiet time, and prizes – this is our families #1 thing to do this summer under $10.
Now go ahead and read the rest (yes, I know there is only 5. I promise someday to get to 10):
10 Things To Do This Summer #2
10 Things To Do This Summer #3
10 Things To Do This Summer #4
10 Things To Do This Summer #5