Summer Reading Challenge 2014

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robot headSign Upfor the Summer Reading Challenge! June 1 - July 31


Are you ready to accept the Summer Reading Challenge starting Sunday, June 1?

The San José Public Library challenges people of all ages to spend time reading, learning, exploring, and energizing during the summer. 


Play games! Earn great prizes! Attend free events! And prevent yourself (or your children) from slipping down the summer slide!


Prevent the Summer Slide

During summer break, students who do not spend time reading and learning can find their school year skills slipping backwards. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading for 20 minutes per day during the summer helps students retain their skills and return to school ready to learn.


Read as a Family

The Library also challenges you to share the joy of reading as a family. Everyone from the baby to great-grandpa can get involved! Reading for pleasure is one of the building blocks needed for young people to grow into healthy, productive adults.


San Jose Earthquakes logoWin tickets to a San Jose Earthquakes game!
Tell us how you stay active and healthy this summer for a chance to win tickets to an  Earthquakes game and enter  to win the ultimate VIP package.  Contest open to children and teens.



Read - open book
Read 20 minutes per day


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Learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM)


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Explore free library and community resources


Energize - lightning bolt
Energize your mind and body


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