Published on: Saturday, July 2, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

On a quest to read this summer

Experts agree. Summer reading should be fun. And fun is the focus our Summer Quest summer reading program, which gives readers lots of flexibility in choosing which books to read. Summer Quest 2016 officially kicked off June 13, but readers can join any time during the summer because we won’t conclude the program (with a party!) until early September.

Featuring a story and game board created each year by library associate Dave Burbank, Summer Quest is a “read to advance” game. To begin readers pick a character and we give them a game board and a story, which contains 10 reading challenges. Each time readers complete a book for a challenge, we move their character along a giant game board in the Children’s Room.

The reading challenges are open-ended – “read an adventure book” or “read a book about someone different than you” – so that readers have plenty of choice in which books to read. Adults also are welcome to play; it’s a great way to structure your summer reading. Thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for sponsoring our unique Summer Quest program.

This article appeared in the July 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.