This is the last week of school for my kids. One of my favorite parts of summer is the reading club at the local library. Our library has one for the kids and one for adults. The kids get to earn points based on the type of books they read and can win a variety of things, including erasers, book marks, toys, food coupons at local restaurants and, of course, books. I just love watching them at the beginning of the summer as they anticipate all the things they can get - and it's all just from reading! Some summers they've done really well and earned all the points they can. Other summers we've started well but fizzled out on earning points because we never make it to the library. But throughout the summer they are reading. And, to me, that is one of the best things they can do.
One a side note, the adult version of the reading club gives you something for each book you read up to 4 books. Needless to say, I get all of the giveaways the first time I come back. I've taken to not turning them all in just to drag it out a bit.
I just love reading!