Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Read! For what it's worth,
You just might save Planet Earth! -- Monique

SPLASH INTO THE LIBRARY! We have many new books on board just waiting for you to dive into.  When you complete your eight hour summer reading log you will earn a grand prize. AND while your are earning your grand prize check out our awesome free summer programs happening at our branches.  While you're earning your grand prize, don't forget to visit us for our weekly branch raffles.  

GET CREATIVE ALL SUMMER LONG!  Roll up your sleeves and make some really cool crafts with recycled materials, come see magicians, musicians, dancers, and puppet shows, watch a few films, find out WHAT YOU CAN DO to help  our oceans, rivers and streams. Click on the What's Happening This Week button to find out more.

OH! and before we forget... If you read 16 hours you can enter into the SUPER RAFFLE.  And we have some awesome prizes this year.  See below for more information.

Who can sign-up?
Kids ages birth to 13 sign up at their local branch or bookmobile and record the amount of time they spend reading or being read to by someone else.

It’s fun! It's free! And we're in your neighborhood. Come check out the thousands of new books we have waiting for you. While you're here, surf our audio books. They're perfect for those long summer car rides, and shhhhhhh! you might find some movies while you are browsing our shelves.  Oh! yes! our prizes are very cool. So get off that couch! Come visit us all summer long. Make sure to stop by and say hi to your librarian -- they can find that book  just right for you.

Your local library (sign up at ONE location)
Saturday, June 5th and ends on July 31, 2010
Read 15 minutes or more each week and visit your local library to enter the Weekly Branch Raffle (one ticket per kid per week).

Weekly raffle prizes at each branch include:  Signed SF Giants baseball ;  passes to: Asian Art Museum; California Academy of Sciences, SF Zoo.

Read 8 hours to complete the program and win your choice of  a Grand Prize.
Grand Prize Choices include:
--A book
--A drawing tablet designed by Ashley Wolff --comes with a multi-colored pencil.
--Tickets to Aquarium of the Bay; Bay Area Discovery Museum; De Young Museum; Japanese Tea Garden; Presidio Bowl; S.F. Giants game; Zeum

Kids who read 16 hours can enter into a raffle for the SUPER RAFFLE.
--Family membership to a local museum or the zoo
--Sail on the Bay on a Catamaran for a family of 4
--Whale Watching for a family of 4
--Fishing Trip for a family of 4

 Kids who continue to read after they’ve earned the 8 hour Grand Prize can keep entering the Weekly Branch Raffle.

And finally, here's a huge thanks to author Ashley Wolff for designing our beautiful summer reading poster!