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June 8, 2012 > Alameda County Library hosts Summer Reading Game

Alameda County Library hosts Summer Reading Game

Alameda County Library's Annual Summer Reading Game Expands! Summer is approaching and the Alameda County Library is pleased to announce its newly expanded Summer Reading Game. For the first time, there will be games for pre-readers, children, teens and adults, so all ages are welcome to participate!

This year's theme is "Reading is So Delicious!" and ties in with other programs we'll be featuring on healthy eating. It will run from June 11, to August 11. Library patrons can sign up and get their game board at any of the Alameda County Library's branches, including Albany, Castro Valley, Centerville, Dublin, Fremont Main, Irvington, Newark, Niles, San Lorenzo, Union City, and the Bookmobile. They will use their game board to keep track of time spent reading or completing fun activities. And of course there will be prizes and free books for participants, in addition to exciting raffle prizes!

Summer reading programs are an important part of library programming because evidence shows that children typically regress academically over the long summer holiday. And, youth who practice their reading skills over the summer break return to school better equipped to continue with their studies. Adult participation is key because research shows that the best way to get your children to read is to let them see you reading.

This program is presented by the Alameda County Library, with support from the Alameda County Library Foundation. Other sponsors include Chabot Space and Science Center, Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA), The Lawrence Hall of Science, Oakland A's, Target and Wal-Mart.

The game is open to all ages and children not yet reading on their own may count time listening to others read. For more information on the summer reading game, library open hours and special events, call the branch directly or visit our website at

1247 Marin Ave., Albany
(510) 526-3720

To see the Bookmobile schedule
(510) 745-1477

Castro Valley
3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley
(510) 667-7900

3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont
(510) 795-2629

200 Civic Plaza, Dublin
(925) 828-1315

Fremont Main
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1421 (Children's Desk)
(510) 745-1400 (General Information)

41825 Greenback Dr., Fremont
(510) 795-2631

6300 Civic Terrace, Newark
(510) 795-2627

150 "I" Street, Fremont
(510) 795-2626

San Lorenzo
395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo
(510) 670-6283

Union City
34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City
(510) 745-1464

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