"We love to read. Books allow readers to travel back in time, to far away lands and to stretch the reader's imaginations." During the school year we have a variety of resources, like our peers, teachers and librarians to help us find great book recommendations. What happens when you don't have access to these resources? Sometimes kids leave books behind for summer camps, vacations, different scheduled activities. Sometimes, kids just don't know what to read. Our Idea... What if kids had a terrific resource at their fingertips to find great book suggestions? These suggestions would include 12 titles with different genres, for different ages and all include great messages. We chose these books ourselves because when we read them, we were strongly impacted by the messages from the story plots. This summer reading program will kick off on May 30th and run through the entire summer. The final day of this program is August 23, which for most of you will be the first day of school. Not only does this program give you great book titles, but you will also be more prepared to start the school year. You will have been reading all summer long, and you'll be able to participate in a very important vote to determine the best book on the list. We need you! We are excited about this adventure and hope you will join us for this summer reading journey.