Anderson’s Bookshops have launched a brand-new summer reading program this year for readers entering grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. Independent bookstores, including Anderson’s in Naperville and Downers Grove, are participating in this exciting national summer reading program for the summer of 2012: Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! The premise: complete the six book reading challenge and come back to claim your just reward. A grand prize will be announced following the September 1 summer prize drawing for a very special author visit for your school. One author visit will be awarded per reading level.
The goal is to create a vibrant community reading program that brings independent bookstores and schools together to read great books and build a strong community of readers.
How Kids Can Participate: Registration is open and free for Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! Kids just need to come to one of the Anderson’s Bookshop locations and pick up a summer reading bookmark. Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville is located at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. 630-355-2665, and Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove is at 5112 Main St. 630-963-2665. Each bookmark includes the featured book titles, all carefully selected for each grade group by booksellers from around the country: six books for each grade level. Additional books of the reader’s choice may also be included.
To complete the summer challenge, kids need to read six books total. At summer’s end, those young readers may return their completed forms and claim their prize. This year, we will be rewarding our summer reading champions with books, book bucks, other kid-friendly prizes, and a chance at the Grand Prize drawing to win an author visit for his or her school!
Readers may be asked to take the program’s Summer Reading Pledge:
I pledge to seize these epic books,
in my favorite independent bookstore, which is in America,
and to seize the SUMMER (for it is awesome),
One summer. Full of books.
With liberty and good reads for all!
Seize the Summer Books and Carpe Librum!
For more information about the summer reading program, please contact Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville at 630-355-2665 or Downers Grove at 630-963-2665.