It's that time of year: School is out and kids can do whatever they want! Take this opportunity to make reading one of the things your kids choose to do. The best way to do this is to set an example and make reading an experience everyone can share together.
You can find interesting summer reading lists and activities for kids of all ages and adults too. Here are some places to start:
Sign up for San Francisco Public Library's program Summer Read SF 2013 for a great way to track summer reading and earn prizes! All participants who complete reading goals (children 10 hours; teens 30 hours; adults 40 hours) receive a choice of a book or a museum pass as well as an entry into a raffle.
Talk about fantastic motivation!
Summer Reading List Links
In addition to links provided by the San Francisco Public Library, take a look at these other summer reading lists.
Scholastic.com summer reading list. A complete list for ages 3 to young adult.
NPR - Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring
For high school ages and adults, take a look at UC Berkeley's 2013 summer reading list for college freshman. This year's theme is "What Would Seniors Read?" Be sure to look at the lists for past years too.
SummerReading.org includes lists for high school students along with lists for all ages.
NPR Summer 2013 Reading list
Washington Post - The innovator’s 2013 summer reading list
Make sure you tell us about the books you and your family are reading this summer when you visit the Literacy & Language Center. Happy reading!