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2010 Summer Reading &

Library Events

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Summer Reading & Related Events

• Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge• Make a Splash at Your Public Library• Red Balloon Bookstore• Wild Rumpus Bookstore• Museum Adventure Pass• Como Zoo• Suggested Reading Lists• Suggested Web

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• American Swedish Institute • Bakken Museum • Bell Museum of Natural History • Como Park Zoo and

Conservatory • Eloise Butler Wildflower

Garden and Bird Sanctuary • Firefighters Hall & Museum • Hennepin History Museum • James J. Hill House • The Landing - Minnesota River

Heritage Park • Minneapolis Institute of Arts • Minnesota History Center

• Minnesota Streetcar Museum • Minnesota Transportation

Museum • Minnesota Zoo • The Museum of Russian Art • Walker Art Center and

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden • Weisman Art Museum • The Works: Hands-On, Minds-

On Museum

Check out a museum pass using your library card. These passes are provided free of charge, All passes admit two people to participating destinations.


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• Start-up prize: Make a Splash bookmark • 5 clocks/hours:  Make A Splash Pencil & Papa Murphy’s

mini-pizza coupon • 10 clocks/hours:  Make A Splash Library Card Holder AND

Local Branch Prize • 15 clocks/hours:  Free Book! • 20 clocks/hours:  Make a Splash Book Bag AND State Fair

ticket (while supplies last) or Underwater Adventures pass

• After completing 20 hours: kids turn in drawing slips for every 5 hours they read for a chance to win drawstring backpacks with beach toys and a book

School Age Program: K-. Kids receive a full-color foldout reading record with clocks to keep track of time read. Kids receive prizes for every 5 clocks (five hours) they color in. June 14--August 14


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Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program -- Can earn a free book


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• The Wild Rumpus Book Store (Mpls) http://www.wildrumpusbooks.com/rumpus_history

• The Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul)www.redballoonbookshop.com

• Barnes & Noble (Burnsville or Eden Prairie)(For stores and events):http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com

Local Bookstores that have author visits, book clubs and

other events

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Minneapolis Public Library Website

http://www.hclib.org/kids/One of my favorites!

You do not need a library card to access this site.

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Scholastic student sitehttp://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/books/

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Children’s PublishersA great resource to find more

information about your favorite authors and characters

• Harper Collins Childrens Publishinghttp://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/Kids/

• Young Readers at Penguin Publishinghttp://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/yr/childrens.html

• Candlewickhttp://www.candlewick.com/

• Kids at Random Househttp://www.randomhouse.com/kids/index.pperl

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Scholastic Parent Site


Offers reading lists, book reviews, articles, reading research, and so much more

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Resources for summer reading lists and information about

school libraries• AASL (American Association of School Librarians)


• ALSC (Association for Library Service for Children) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/index.cfm

• Reading Rockets sitehttp://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/summer

• RIF (Reading is Fundamental)http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet/6741.htm


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Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2010

• 2010 Notable Children’s Books

• Books for Boys Recommended by Librarians

• 2010 Reading List for Kids Entering K-6

• 2010 Summer Library Reading Lists for Kids

• Many others


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•“If you liked (book), you might like...”


• Book Adventures Site. Reading Interest Survey and suggestionshttp://www.bookadventure.com/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp