Welcome to summer reading

We are excited for our summer reading program with Read Today and the governor's reading program. This is the largest summer reading program in Utah! Governor Gary Herbert and Read Today invite you to Read With the Bees all summer long and win great prizes. By reading 20 minutes a day, you will receive a mood-changing pencil, a book from Seagull Book, a free Happy Meal from McDonald’s and two tickets to the Aug. 16 Salt Lake Bees baseball game.

How to play:

  • For every 20 minutes read, you color in a baseball on the game board. For each base you pass more prizes are earned.
  • When you’ve finished filling in all reading baseballs you've won!

How to collect your prizes (have an adult help you with this part):

  • Take a picture or scan your completed game board.
  • Fill out the household information (all information is kept private and will not be used for marking purposes).
  • Add each participating child and attach an image of their completed game board.
  • Each child who completes the Summer Reading Program will receive prizes earned, plus 2 tickets to the Read with the Bees Night at the ballpark on August 16th.
  • Click "submit!" *Only one submission per household.
  • Mark your calendars!
  • Please note: all prizes and tickets will be mailed to the address provided.
  • Prizes subject to availability.
  • Deadline for submissions is July 31st.
  • No late submissions will be accepted.
  • Ages 5-14 may participate.

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“Now that the school year is coming to a close, take a breath and get excited for summer. Let’s make sure our summer plans include reading. We can’t afford to let reading take a summer break. Few things prepare children for life more than reading. Kids who read well master other subjects and can learn more about whatever topic catches their interest. We don’t want to let students who made such growth over the school year fall into the summer slide. We hope families all over Utah will make reading together a priority and find strategies to make the time. We have some fun incentives and plans for those who do. Keep up the great work!”

— Deanie Wimmer
“Thank you for taking part in our 2017 Summer Reading Challenge! Utah's First Lady Jeanette and I love to read, and we know that you will become smarter, stronger and more prepared to take on the the world as you take time to gain knowledge through reading. We invite you and your family to visit your local library this summer to read and learn together. Best of luck for a great experience, and we'll see you at the Bees game to celebrate.”

— Governor Gary Herbert
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