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The 2020 Summer Reading Program is now over.
See you in 2021!
PV Summer Readers is pleased to present "Imagine Your Story",
a summer reading program for ages TK - 101!
Use the tabs on the left to navigate to the right program for you.
Younger than TK?
Don't worry, we have a year long program for you called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Click below for more info.
All Ages Program
And don't forget to join us for our all ages program with Liz Climo!
Purchase her books at Creating Conversations here
Who can participate
Kids starting Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2020 can join!
Why kids should participate
Read in the summer and you’ll maintain or even improve your reading skills! Discover the pleasure of reading when it’s not a chore or assignment. Try activities that challenge you to “Imagine your stories”. Experience how reading enhances every interest, hobby and trend you love.
And remember, in the summer reading program, kids can read anything! Any reading level, any topic, in any format. It’s fine to re-read a favorite or try something new and different!
How it works
You’ll complete reading activities, all summer long! Choose your own activities from fifteen fun options. Read for 30 minutes, write stories, share recipes and many more options are on our Activities list. Most activities will take between 15 and 30 minutes. Repeat your favorite activities as many times as you like.
Print out and keep track of your progress with this cute log:
Or if you prefer to keep track of your progress online, you can do that at https://pvld.beanstack.org . Register to get started.
After you complete four activities, we’ll mail you a souvenir iron-on patch!
Just fill out this form: Mail me my patch!
More summer reading fun:
The Riddle of the Week!
June 22 - August 03
Use the “Dancing Man” code to solve a riddle!
Answer 6 or more of our 8 riddles this summer to earn a SURPRISE CLASSIC BONUS IRON-ON PATCH. Bonus patches will be mailed to qualified participants after August 9th 2020.
Contribute to the PVLD Community Cookbook!
Watch our Virtual Storytimes with your favorite librarians and their puppets all summer long.
Librarians will also be sharing crafts, stories, scavenger hunts and more. Click the images below and try the activities!
And check out these additional "Tiny Food" recipes:
Check our virtual performers!
The Science Tellers return with a new story:
“Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” This awesome fantasy story with special effects with a scientific touch will be available for viewing anytime this summer.
Zany Zoe’s Magical Discoveries!
Tables float! Snakes appear ... like magic! It's Zany Zoe's Magical Discoveries! This high energy magic show filled with funny feats is pre-recorded so you can watch any time!
How to play
Keep track of how many books you read this summer - your own books, library books, graphic novels, or audio books! They all count! When you have read 5 books, you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card! Read another 5 books and earn another $5 Amazon gift card. Limit two gift cards per person while supplies last.
If you prefer to keep track of your progress online, you can do that at https://pvld.beanstack.org . Register to get started.
Participants will receive one $5 Amazon gift card when they read 5 books, and can receive another $5 Amazon gift card when they read another 5 books. Limit of two gift cards per person while supplies last. Gift cards will be sent via email.
All participants are eligible to win one of three $50 Barnes & Noble gift cards. Drawing to be held Friday, August 21st. Winner need not be present to win.
Participating in any of the Teen Summer Reading Program events earns you an extra entry into the Grand Prize drawing!
Write Your Story
Imagine Your Story and share it with us! Create your own character, build your own world, and we'll feature your work on our website. Submissions can include text only or text and art. 500 word limit on each.
All text and images will be reviewed by PVLD and published at the District's discretion.
To submit your writing and/or artwork and check out our virtual gallery, click here.
In Character Weekly Guessing Game
Every great story starts with an amazing character or group of characters.
Each week we will describe a well known fictional character and ask you to try and guess who it is.
Thank you for playing! All entries will put into the grand prize drawing for one of three $50 Barnes & Noble gift cards. Drawing to be held Friday, August 21st. Winner need not be present to win.
Block Printing Party
Want to try block printing on your own? Check out our supply list and click here for step by step instructions!
- Blick Linocut Carving Tool: https://www.dickblick.com/
- Speedball Speedy Carve rubber carving block: https://www.dickblick.
- Strathmore Printmaking Paper: https://www.dickblick.
- Ranger Stamp Pad: https://www.dickblick.com/
- Soft Pencil: https://www.dickblick.com/
- Permanent Marker: https://www.dickblick.com/
PVLD Community Cookbook
Imagine Your Story with Liz Climo
Join us for an all ages fun interactive virtual author talk with cartoonist Liz Climo. Click here for more info and to register.
The 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program is now over. See you in 2021!
From June 1 - August 16th, we invite adults 18 years or older to participate in our 'Imagine Your Story' themed program! Explore the world of activities suggested below to inspire you to explore your unique story.
How to participate
Use this form to record your activities or use the paper form available below. Once you're done, mail the form back to: PVLD Adult SRP, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274. (No forms will be accepted in person.)
Acitivites you can do include:
- Submit your COVID-19 story to YSPS
- Go on a virtual outdoor adventure
- Listen to a podcast
- Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone
- Participate in some self care with a little meditation
- Contribute to the PVLD Community Cookbook
- Participate in one of our Virtual Programs listed below
How to win
For each activity or review, you'll be entered in a monthly raffle. At the end of each month, a winner will be selected. Winners will be notified by email and the prize will be sent by USPS mail. (One monthly prize per person, all participants will be entered into an end of summer drawing)
Congratulations to our June winners: Maria, Tara, Linda, & Denise who received a $50 gift card to either Reverent or Yellow Vase.
Congratulationsto our July winners: Alisa, Amy, Sheri, & tam who received a $50 gift card to either Cove Cafe or Good Stuff.
Congratulations to our August winners: Teresa, Emily, Kayla, & Alice who received a $50 gift card to Lunada Market & Deli or Malaga Cove Ranch Market.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winners: Alice & Denise won a $100 gift card to Lunada Market & Deli!
Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 11am on Zoom
Imagine your story in the world of Agatha Christie! Read your choice any Agatha Christie book (or watch a movie based on a book) and come ready to discuss. Not an Agatha Christie fan? That's okay, share what you're reading instead. Registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation with login information.
Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 7 PM on Zoom
It's time for our 3rd Annual PVLD Trivia Night! Gather your household and go for the win!
Play for the glory of your name on the virtual leaderboard...or play for fun! Registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation with login information.
Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 @ 11am on Zoom
Read something you consider a classic. Be prepared to talk about why you find it classic. There are many definitions, but Calvino may've said it best in his 14 criteria for what makes a classic. Here is one of his gems: "The classics are those books which come to us bearing the aura of previous interpretations, and trailing behind them the traces they have left in the culture or cultures (or just in the languages and customs) through which they have passed." Skipped the classic read but read something else you'd really like to share? Or want to listen in on what others are reading? Join us. Registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation with login information.
Make It @ Home: Paint Night
Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 6:30 PM on Zoom
Follow along on Zoom as Ketzie Diaz walks you through making a simple painting using whatever you have available at home!
Got watercolors? Amazing! Broken crayons? Awesome! PB & J on a paper plate? Great!
Registrants will be emailed a list of colors to look for and an outline of what we will be drawing. Registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation with login information.
Author Visit with Liz Climo
Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 10 AM on Zoom
Join us for an all ages, interactive visit with author and cartoonist Liz Climo!
Advanced registration is required.
Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 11am on Zoom
What is the difference between a biography, an autobiography and a memoir? Join us as we discuss the differences and similarities between all three and more! Skipped the bio, autobio or memoir read but read something else you'd really like to share? Or want to listen in on what others are reading? Join us. Registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation with login information.
PVLD Film Fest
Fridays in August @ 6 PM via Zoom
Join us for weekly film discussions all August long! See the lineup below:
Advanced registration is required. You only need to sign up once to receive the link for all discussions.
*Film lineup subject to change based on film streaming availability*
But wait! There's more!
Put together a puzzle from our Local History Center's Digital Collection at your leisure.
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