2018 Library Summer Reading Club

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Every summer, public libraries across the country provide an incentive-based program to encourage kids and teens to read throughout the summer, thus helping to prevent the “summer slide.” In addition, the Salem Public Library offers a listening club for pre-readers and their parents to encourage the continued development of early literacy skills that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers need in order to become readers. Reading is the most important skill needed for all other lifelong learning.

How the summer reading club works.

  1. Sign up online for the 2018 Youth Summer Reading Club or the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Club or at the main branch at any Ask Here Desk through July 29.

  2. Keep track of the time you spend reading or listening to stories on the reading log.

  3. When you have logged at least 10 hours of reading/listening to stories, visit the Summer Reading Club desk beginning June 28 to claim prizes and tickets for chances to win extra special prizes in the summer prize drawings.

Why participate?

Library summer reading programs are designed to encourage:

  • Spending more time reading over the summer
  • Increasing enjoyment of reading
  • Increasing motivation to read
  • Reading more confidently
  • Ensuring kids return to school ready to learn (and avoid the “Summer Slide”)
  • Improvement of reading and vocabulary skills
  • Perceiving reading to be important

The Salem Library Summer Reading Club is made possible thanks to the Oregon State Ready to Read grant, Friends of the Salem Public Library, and these local sponsors.

​What kinds of prizes?

  • The first 10 hours of reading or listening earns you 10 prize drawing tickets for chances to win prizes in one of two Summer Reading Club prize drawings.

    • Plus, a book bag, entry to the Kid-a-Palooza Party on August 16, and a choice of food coupon!

  • 20 hours of reading or listening earn 10 more prize drawing tickets and a certificate for a free prize book to be redeemed at the carnival or at the Youth Services Ask Here Desk by early September.

Last day to turn in tickets is Thursday, August 9.

Bag 1: Summer Fun

  1. Enchanted Forest, 2 passes
  2. Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle Restaurant, 2 $20 game cards and large pizza
  3. Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, 10 ride passes
  4. Best Little Roadhouse, 4 passes for 1 round of mini-golf
  5. Northern Lights Theatre Pub: 4 free admission tickets Sun. through Thu. (7 draws)
  6. Oregon Coast Aquarium, 5 general admission tickets (2 draws)
  7. Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, one year Family Level membership

Bag 2: Rock Out!

  1. Soprano Ukulele and Kid’s Uke Activity Book (2 draws)
  2. Flexible Sensitive Children’s Electronic Piano Keyboard
  3. Diatonic Harmonica and Harmonica for Kids book
  4. Kids Electric Drum Set
  5. Yamaha Soprano Recorder and Star Wars for Recorder book
  6. Remo Kids Percussion Bongo Drum
  7. Glockenspiel percussion instrument
  8. West African Djembe drum and Mbira thumb piano
  9. Band in a box! Musical instruments (from Salem Discovery Music Center)

Bag 3: Read Me a Story

  1. Penguin plush and Mr. Poppers Penguins book (Patron donation)
  2. Disney Descendants Wicked World Cinestory boxed set (Patron donation)
  3. Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book pack: The Good for Nothing Button!, It's Shoe Time!, We Are in an ART-ivity Book! (Patron donation)
  4. Lego Elves book pack: A Magical Adventure Activity Book, Quest for the Keys, The Dragon Queen (Patron donation)
  5. OBOB Friendship book pack: George, Whole New Ballgame, Wish, Real Friends (Patron donation)
  6. OBOB Being Yourself book pack: Wild Robot, Waylon! One Awesome Thing, Rollergirl, Ugly (Patron donation)

Bag 4: Let the Games Begin!

  1. Karate for Kids, Karate Party: one hour group karate lesson for 20 kids 5 yrs old and up (2 draws)
  2. Salem Family YMCA, 3 month family membership (3 draws)
  3. Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball, size 4
  4. Franklin Junior Basketball and Scholastic Year in Sports 2018 book (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  5. Pokemon 2018 Collector's Chest Tin (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  6. Game On! 2018 and Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition (Patron donation)
  7. Guinness World Records 2018 (Patron donation)
  8. Seek and Find: Where's Waldo Fantastic Journey and Where's the Wookiee? books (Patron donation)
  9. Kids yoga gift bag –“Om!” (from WiseMind Education Services) WiseMind Yoga canvas bag with: Mindful Moments Card Deck, Kids Teach Yoga DVD, Breathing Sphere & Yoga Mat

Bag 5: Yum!

  1. Fitts Seafood, $25 gift certificate
  2. LifeSource Natural Foods $10 gift card with chocolate bar (6 draws)
  3. Movie Night! Northern Lights Theatre Pub: two tickets (Sun through Thu) and Roth’s Fresh Markets, $20 gift certificate
  4. E.Z. Orchards, pass for 2 to Harvest Fest and half-dozen donuts
  5. Straight from New York, slice of pizza card in candy filled container (10 draws)

Bag 6: Discover the World!

  1. Everything Kids' Science Experiments and Lego Science: Adventure in the Real World books (Patron donation)
  2. Nat. Geo. Gemstone Dig Kit and Nat. Geo. Everything Rocks & Minerals book (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  3. Nat. Geo. Shark Tooth Dig Kit and Lego Deep Dive: Adventure in the Real World book (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  4. Kids Microscope set (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  5. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Set (from Pioneer Trust Bank) and Gilbert House Children’s Museum, 2 free passes
  6. Kids Stethoscope and 2 Doc McStuffins books (2 draws) (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  7. 13 Planets and Lego Planets: Adventure in the Real World books (Patron donation)
  8. Klutz Make Your Own Soap Science Kit (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  9. A World of Music: gourd flute, mini-kora stringed instrument, Putamayo French Playground CD (from One Fair World)

Bag 7: Read Me a Story 2

  1. Lakota Stories book pack: In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse and Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender (Patron donation)
  2. OBOB Fantasy book pack: Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, The Infinity Year of Avalon James, Nightbird, Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures (Patron donation)
  3. The Book Bin, $10 gift certificate
  4. OBOB The Power of Stories book pack: Book Scavenger, Hana's Suitcase, In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse, When the Sea Turned Silver (Patron donation)
  5. Busca y encuentra: (Spanish language books): ¿Qué se esconde dentro del mar? y ¿Dónde está Wally? (Patron donation)
  6. Reader’s Guide Bookstore: $15 gift certificate
  7. Lego Pop-Up Book (patron donation)

Bag 8: Out and About

  1. AMF Firebird Lanes, pass for 4 people/2 hours & shoes (2 draws)
  2. Bush House Museum, entry pass for up to 10 people
  3. Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  4. Gilbert House Children’s Museum, 4 free passes (12 draws)
  5. Travel Bingo en route, Where’s Waldo Travel Collection and Kid’s Travel Journal books (patron donation)
  6. Pair of Walkie Talkies (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  7. Get Air! swag bag: T-shirt (Youth xl), flying disc, water bottle, 2 one hour jump passes

Bag 9: My Best Friend

  1. Vintage Madame Alexander doll: Portrettes Rosette (Patron donation)
  2. Vintage Madame Alexander doll: Melanie and Hoop Skirts and Crinoline Paper Dolls (Patron donation)
  3. Vintage Madame Alexander doll: Clara Barton (Patron donation)
  4. Vintage Madame Alexander doll: Anastasia (Patron donation)
  5. Vintage Madame Alexander doll: Claudette (Patron donation)
  6. Vintage Madame Alexander doll: Heidi (Patron donation)
  7. Pet, Etc., $20 gift certificate
  8. Vintage Madame Alexander dolls: Anne of Green Gables & Diana (Patron donation)

Bag 10: Build and Play!

  1. Origami and Other Fun Fold Ups book (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  2. Lego Classic Creative Building Blocks Set (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  3. Lego Juniors Fire Patrol Building set (from Pioneer Trust Bank) and Fire Truck to the Rescue!, Heroes to the Rescue books (Patron donation)
  4. Lego Friends Andrea's Musical Duet Building Set (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  5. Brain Flakes Interlocking plastic disc building set
  6. Lego Mercedes-AMG GT3 Building Set (from Pioneer Trust Bank)
  7. Star Wars Millennium Falcon Revell Build Kit (from Pioneer Trust Bank)

Last day to turn in tickets is Thursday, July 12.  Winners announced Friday, July 20.

Bag 1: All About the Books

  1. OBOB Middle School Pack #1: Ghost by Jason Reynolds; Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick; and Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  2. OBOB Middle School Pack #2: The Body in the Woods by April Henry; Small As An Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson; and Cryptid Hunter by Roland Smith
  3. OBOB High School Pack #1: Scythe by Neal Shusterman; Paranormalcy by Kiersten White; Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien Mass Market Paperback Box Set: The Hobbit and the three books of the Lord of the Rings series (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King)
  5. Signed by the author! Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick (paperback)
  6. Teen Tough Times Graphic Novel Pack: Speak by Larie Halse Anderson (hardcover); The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (paperback)
  7. Amazing Adventures Pack: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; The Eye of Minds by James Dashner; and The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  8. High School Classics Pack: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; 1984 by George Orwell; and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  9. Contemporary Stories with a Hint of Mystery: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green; 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough; and Dear Reader by Mary O'Connell
  10. Dark Fantasy Beginnings Hardbound Book Pack: Caraval by Stephanie Garber; Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh; and The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
  11. A Wrinkle in Time Two Ways: A paperback copy of the classic novel, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle paired with A Wrinkle in Time: A Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
  12. LGBTQ Stories Pack: Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli; I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson; and The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (graphic novel)
  13. Dystopian Book Pack: The Giver by Lois Lowry; Finding Jade by Mary Jennifer Payne; and The Initiation by Chris Babu

Bag 2: More Books and More

  1. Coraline Two Ways Pack: Paperback novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman with a DVD copy of the movie Coraline
  2. Fantasy by Candlelight: Hardbound copy of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor paired with a Novelly Yours brand The Dreaming Tree candle (harvest apple & night scent)
  3. Facing the Worst Book Pack: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; A Hope More Powerful than the Sea : One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming; Aluta by Adwoa Badoe
  4. Pi: A Novel Journal (the journal lines are the digits of pi in teeny, tiny text!) with a gift certificate to Willamette Valley Pie Co.
  5. Wires and Nerve Duology: The graphic novel adaptation of The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, including Wires and Nerve Vol. 1 and Wires and Nerve Vol 2: Gone Rogue
  6. History-Inspired Hijinks Pack: Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz; The Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston; Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin
  7. Friendship and More Book Pack: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon; Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu; and Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos
  8. Middle Graders Find the Way: Wonder by R.J. Palacio; The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry; and Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
  9. Classic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Rulebook Set: Paperback copies of the 1996 versions of the Dungeon Master Guide, Monstrous Manual, and Players Handbook
  10. Comic Book Heroes Pack: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Mighty Thor: Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron; and The Legend of Wonder Woman: Origins by Renae de Liz

Bag 3: Places to Go

  1. Voucher for two season tickets for Enlightened Theatrics in Salem (donated by Enlightened Theatrics)
  2. Much Ado about Shakespeare Pack: Voucher for two tickets to an upcoming show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2018 season (expires October 28, 2018; donated by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) with a copy of The Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook with a six-foot fold-out full color graphic timeline of William Shakespeare's works and Much Ado About Mad Libs, Shakespeare-theme Mad Libs pad
  3. Explore Willamette University Pack #1: Willamette University Nike drawstring backpack with Willamette University T-shirt and Glow-in-the-Dark WU solar eclipse T-shirt (will trade to suit size of recipient); family pass to visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art; two tickets to an upcoming Willamette University theater production; and Willamette University imprinted waterbottle, cup, key chain, shoestrings, and mini-buttons.
  4. $10 gift card to Archive Coffee (donated by Archive Coffee) (3 prizes)
  5. $10 gift card to LifeSource Natural Foods with a bar of chocolate (donated by LifeSource Natural Foods) (2 prizes)
  6. Slice card from Straight from New York Pizza in a candy-filled container (donated by Straight from New York Pizza) (20 prizes)
  7. Western Oregon University Swag Pack: WOU-imprinted lanyard, window cling, and refrigerator magnet (donated by Western Oregon University) (2 prizes)
  8. Chemeketa Community College Camelbak Chute Stainless Vacuum Insulated bottle with CCC lanyard and pencil (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  9. Chemeketa Community College T-shirt black with sparkles and pink lettering (Women’s Medium with black and white-striped beanie and CCC pencil (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  10. Chemeketa Community College Supplies Pack #1: CCC binder and CCC notebook with built-in pencil pouch with two CCC pencils (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  11. Portland State University Swag Pack

Bag 4: Things To Do

  1. $25 Best Buy gift card (donated by Best Buy in Salem) (2 prizes)
  2. Two admission passes to the Portland Japanese Garden (donated by the Portland Japanese Garden)
  3. Certificate for one month of free music lessons from the River City Rock Star Academy and a River City Rock Star Academy backpack (donated by RiverCity Rock Star Academy)
  4. Four-pack of tickets to Northern Lights Theater Pub (donated by Northern Lights Theater Pub) (3 prizes)
  5. Four-pack of tickets to the Oregon Coast Aquarium (donated by the Oregon Coast Aquarium)
  6. Trader Joe's Reusable Grocery Bag filled with goodies from Trader Joe's (donated by Trader Joe's)
  7. The Ludicrous Library—500 piece puzzle from Ravensburger
  8. Love This Live Inspirational Quote Coloring Book and Crayola Twistables Set
  9. Libraries Rock! spiral-bound journal with Libraries Rock! Pen (2 prizes)
  10. Libraries Rock! paperback coloring journal with set of Mini-Colored Pencils and Sharpener (2 prizes)
  11. Libraries Rock water bottle with Libraries Rock! pen and buttons
  12. $10 Jamba Juice gift card (2 prizes)
  13. Zombie Poster Pair: medium-sized "Warning: This area has not been checked for zombies" poster + larger "Caution: Zombies ahead" poster

Last day to turn in tickets is Thursday,  August 9.  Winners announced Friday, August 17.

Bag 5: All About Those Books

  1. OBOB Middle School Pack #3: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan; Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney; and The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham
  2. OBOB Middle School Pack #4: I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch; Restart by Gordon Korman; and Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
  3. OBOB High School Pack #2: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner; Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina; and Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
  4. 2018 Oregon Young Adult Network Book Rave Hardcover High School Pack: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson; I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez; The 57 Bus: The True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their Lives by Dashka Slater
  5. 2018 Oregon Young Adult Network Book Rave Hardcover Middle Grade Pack: The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez; Frogkisser by Garth Nix; The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  6. Signed by the author! The Secret Sheriff of the Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick (hardcover)
  7. The Diabolic Duology: The Diabolic and The Empress by S.J. Kincaid
  8. Terrifically Romantic Pack: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen; When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon; and North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
  9. Dust Lands Trilogy: Blood Red Road, Rebel Heart, and Raging Star by Moira Young
  10. History-Inspired Epics Pack: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; The Water Seeker by Kimberly Holt; and These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  11. Women's Voices Book Pack: Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons by Dodie; Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Baglieu
  12. Deadly Thrillers Pack: Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows; No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear; and Vigilante by Kady Cross

Bag 6: Even More Books and More

  1. Harry Potter Journaler's Pack: Harry Potter Hogwart's Lined Journaling Notebook; Harry Potter-themed pencil pack in a black cotton pencil pouch decorated with the Hermoine Granger quote, "When in doubt, go to the library," and paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in a blue "Don't let the Muggles get you down" cloth tote
  2. Doctor Strange Two Ways Pack: A copy of the graphic novel Doctor Strange: The Way of the Weird with a DVD copy of the movie Doctor Strange
  3. I Read Banned Books Pack: Banned Books Mug paired with copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. $10 gift card to Big Five Sports with a copy of the non-fiction book Sneakers by Rodrigo Corral, Alex French, and Howe Kahn
  5. "Books fall open. You fall in" decorative heavy satin wall-hanging
  6. Reading by Candlelight: Copy of the graphic novel Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg paired with a Spireside Candles miniature wax burner with Hansel and Gretel scented wax
  7. Teen Troubles Book Pack: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky; The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz; and Behind the Song edited by K.M. Walton
  8. The Secrets of the Eternal Rose Series: Venom, Belladonna, and Starling by Fiona Paul
  9. Marvel Comics Classic Pack: Night Thrasher: Four Control, Vol. 1, No. 3 and Vol. 1, No. 4; Silver Surfer, Vol. 3, No. 86; Spider-Man, Vol. 1, No. 7 and Vol. 1, No. 16 with a large Marvel Universe wall poster
  10. Epic Fantasty Beginnings Book Pack: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones; and A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
  11. Killer Girls Book Pack: Give Me a K-I-L-L: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine; Vigilante by Kady Cross; and All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry

Bag 7: Places To Go II

  1. Voucher for two tickets to an upcoming show at Pentacle Theatre (donated by Pentacle Theatre)
  2. Voucher for two tickets to a Oregon Symphony Association in Salem concert in the 2018-2019 season (donated by the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem)
  3. Explore Willamette University Pack #2: Willamette Unviersity Nike drawstring backpack with Willamette University T-shirt and Glow-in-the-Dark WU solar eclipse T-shirt (will trade to suit size of recipient); family pass to visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art; two tickets to an upcoming Willamette University theater production; and Willamette University imprinted waterbottle, cup, key chain, shoestrings, and mini-buttons
  4. $10 gift card to Archive Coffee (donated by Archive Coffee)
  5. $10 gift card to LifeSource Natural Foods with a bar of chocolate (donated by LifeSource Natural Foods) (2 prizes)
  6. Slice card from Straight from New York Pizza in a candy-filled container (donated by Straight from New York Pizza) (20 prizes)
  7. $30 gift card to The Duck Store (donated by The Duck Store in Eugene)
  8. Western Oregon Unversity Swag Pack: WOU-imprinted lanyard, window cling, and refrigerator magnet (3 prizes)
  9. Chemeketa Community College Camelbak Chute Stainless Vacuum Insulated bottle with CCC lanyard and pencil (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  10. Chemeketa Community College Athletic Department 3/4-sleeve gray and white T-shirt (Women's Small) with CCC black lanyard (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  11. Chemeketa Community College Basketball T-shirt short-sleeved gray T-shirt with red lettering (Men's Large) with gray and black Chemekta Storm baseball cap (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  12. Chemeketa Community College Supplies Pack #2: CCC binder and CCC notebook with built-in pencil pouch with two CCC pencils (donated by Chemeketa Community College)
  13. Portland State University Swag Pack

Bag 8: Things To Do II

  1. Yamaha Electric Guitar in soft-sided gig bag with Teton brand amp (donated by Willamette Valley Music Company)
  2. One-year AAA Roadside Assistance and Membership (donated by AAA of Oregon)
  3. Four-pack of tickets to Northern Lights Theater Pub (donated by Northern Lights Theater Pub)
  4. $25 Best Buy gift card (donated by Best Buy in Salem) (2 prizes)
  5. On-the-Go Game Pad: The Paper Cure for Restless Minds - Games of Tic-Tac-Toe, Hangman, Dots & Boxes, Fortune Teller, and Categories all in one handy pad! With Libraries Rock! Pen
  6. Four-pack of tickets to the Oregon Coast Aquarium (donated by the Oregon Coast Aquarium)
  7. Love This Life: Inspirational Coloring Book for Girls paired with a set of Twistables colored pencils
  8. Libraries Rock! spiral-bound journal with Libraries Rock! pen
  9. Libraries Rock paperback coloring journal with set of Mini-Colored Pencils and Sharpener
  10. Libraries Rock water bottle with Libraries Rock! pen and buttons
  11. Mosiac Stepping Stone Kit with three pattern options
  12. $10 Jamba Juice gift card
  13. Bonjour Paris Coloring Book with 40 Parisian designs paired with a set of Twistables colored pencils

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