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Alameda County Library

Summer Reading: Blast Off!

Summer Reading Game A Universe of Stories June 1- August 1

Ways to Participate

Everyone can play the Summer Reading Game at the Alameda County Library this summer from June 1 - August 1. Read or listen to audiobooks to receive free books. Everyone who reaches at least the halfway point on their gameboard will be entered to win a grand prize. 

Pick up a gameboard at your local library starting June 1st! If you'll be out of town you can also download and print a gameboard here (check back on June 1st). Just bring it into your library to collect your prizes. 

We are not offering an online format for the 2019 Summer Reading Game. Visiting our libraries to play the game, spin the wheel, and collect prizes builds and strengthens connections among players, families, librarians, and our communities.

This year everyone will receive free books for playing the Summer Reading Game! Pre-Readers and Children will receive two free books for completing the game. Teens and Adults will get a coupon for a book from the Friends of the Library and one free book from the Alameda County Library. Everyone reaching the halfway point of the game will be entered to win a grand prize. Those who complete the game will receive two chances to win the prize!

Grand prizes. Pre-reader projector turtle. Children telescope. Teen bluetooth headphones. Adult indoor herb garden.

Are you entering grades 6th-12th and looking for a fun volunteer opportunity this summer? Apply today at your local library to become a Summer Reading Volunteer! Speak to a librarian at your location to find out about training dates. 

No cost meals will be served Monday through Thursday at the Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City Libraries. Meals are only for children 18 years or younger, and no proof of need is asked for or required. Disabled adults who are enrolled in an educational program may also receive a meal.   

NWK Monday, June 17 – Thursday, August 8   12:00 – 1:00

SLZ  Monday, June 17 – Thursday, July 29   12:00 – 1:00

UCY  Monday, June 24 – Thursday, August 15  1:00 – 2:00

No meals on July 4th. 

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