Summer Reading Program 2021
PV Summer Readers is pleased to present "Reading Colors Your World",
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.
Welcome to the 2021 Kids Summer Reading Program!
Who can participate
Kids starting Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2021 can join!
When kids can participate
The summer reading program starts on June 1st and ends on August 15th, 2021.
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. 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 a variety of fun options. Read for 30 minutes, write stories, play games 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 log: 2021 Kids Summer Reading 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!
Virtual Monday Events
(information coming soon!)
Weekly Crafts and Activities
(information coming soon!)
Riddle Of The Week
June 21 - August 8
Use the Alphabet Number code to solve the weekly riddles!
Answer 6 or more of our 8 riddles this summer and receive a certificate! Certificates will be mailed to qualified participants after August 8th 2021.
For more summer fun!
Watch our Virtual Storytimes with your favorite librarians and their puppets all summer long.
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/
Welcome to the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program!
From June 1 - August 15th, we invite adults 18 years and older to participate in the 'Reading Colors Your World' themed program! Let the activities suggested below inspire you to color your world.
How to participate
Use this online form to record your activities or use the paper form available below. Once you're done, return your form to any PVLD location or mail the form to: PVLD Adult SRP, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.
INSERT READING LOG PDF
Acitivites you can do include:
- Submit your COVID-19 or PVAC story to YSPS
- Attend a PVLD Book Club or host your own.
- Celebrate diversity by listening to a podcast from one of our Celebrate pages
- Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone
- Read a book with a red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, or green cover
- Celebrate PV Art Center's 90th Anniversary
- 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 or phone. Prizes will be emailed or mailed to the address listed if no email is provided. One monthly prize per person, all participants will be entered into an end of summer drawing. Last year's winners won gift cards for Reverent, Yellow Vase, Cove Cafe, Good Stuff, Lunada Market & Deli, and Malaga Cove Ranch Market. Check back here for winners each month!
Virtual Book Club
Miraleste Virtual Book Club
Each month read a different book! More info and Registration
But wait! There's more!
Put together a puzzle from our Local History Center's Digital Collection at your leisure.
Want to see more photos from the collection? Check it out online!