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Summer Learning Challenge Starts June 1: Enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to college

On average, students lose two months of reading skills over the summer. Studies show that reading four to five books over the summer has a positive impact comparable to summer school enrollment. Plus, this gives your child a chance to choose books that he or she is interested in, keeping the activity fun and interesting too!
Daly City’s public libraries have an exciting summer learning challenge that starts on June 1. 
For your preschooler, log each day you read, sing, play, write, talk or go to a library program with your preschooler. After you’ve completed 30 activities, you’ve finished the summer learning challenge.
For kindergartners to 5th graders, try reading for at least 15 minutes every day for 30 days and do six fun, new activities to complete the challenge.
For teens, try reading five books including novels, nonfiction, comic books, magazines, audiobooks and more! Log a one sentence review for each book, and enjoy six new activities to complete the challenge.
Get a free book for registering in person or online at Complete your log and come into any of our libraries to receive additional prizes and to be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to college. Do the challenge again for another chance to win! The last chance to complete the challenge is August 31, 2016. Participating in summer learning is easy and fun!
This year, there is another simple way to win prizes. Simply visit the library.  The library will have weekly prize drawings for youth 18 and under.  Fill out one ticket per day.  The more you visit, the better your chances are at winning cool prizes like tickets to an Oakland A’s game, Bel Mateo Bowl, the De Young, and other venues!
Adults can take on the reading challenge too!  For adults 18 and over, read five books, magazines, blogs, poetry folios, graphic novels, e-publications or even non-fiction materials and write out a mini review for each.  Also, enjoy 6 fun activities of your choice this summer and you can turn in your log to receive a prize as well.  Summer fun for everyone!