June promises more than pools, parks, and picnics: Summer reading has begun at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. Their Read On program is tailored for preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults, and you can sign up in any branch library (or sign up online and manage all of your little bibliophiles using one login).
And there are prizes: Between now and July 31, kids and teens who reach the highest level of completion will be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and adults who do the same will have a shot at a $100 Kroger gift card. That’s a lot of cheese sticks and applesauce, friends. There are prizes at each level for the littlest readers, too, including Gold Star Chili coupons, sweet school supplies (what’s a “color change pencil?!” We’re not sure, but we kind of want one). And preschoolers can win a truly awesome crayon bank. If you’re looking for ways to get started, check out the library’s list of recommendations.
For parents on the other side of the river, the Kenton County Public Library has a calendar of events—including a reading program for babies (!)—and some equally cool prizes for kids, teens, and adults.