Take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Clio Hathaway | June 9, 2016

Hayward Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge helps kids fight the “summer slide”

Kids who don’t read over the summer can lose up to two full grade levels of reading comprehension. This summer, the Hayward Public Library is helping local kids fight this “summer slide” with their Summer Reading Challenge (SRC).

Starting on Saturday, June 11th, Hayward area residents of all ages can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Called “Read for the Win,” the SRC offers prizes and events to library users who sign up and log their time spent reading or summer events attended, or who post book reviews to the Summer Reading Challenge website.

The library’s summer events and programs for all ages include storytimes, a live reptile event, a Nerf battle for teens, and numerous events for adults including a talk and live music show by the Bay Area Blues Society. The summer reading season will be capped off with a Family Fun Fest at the Weekes Branch Library; this will be a huge free event with a climbing wall, petting zoo, bounce houses, and more.

To participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, visit the Main Library, Weekes Branch Library, or register online.

The Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Friends of Hayward Library.