“Reading is an important skill for your child to learn. It’s also a great way to enjoy time together, especially with younger children who can’t yet read independently. Even if your child isn’t ready to read on their own, reading together and book sharing or “book cuddling” helps build early literacy skills. Check out the resources below for information about our local libraries and other reading resources. Make sure to visit the LaneKids Activity Calendar to see story times and other book related events.”

Free Books

Sign up for your local Summer Reading Program at a Library near you! There are many different summer reading programs that happen at different libraries all over Lane County. Most of the time, you do not even need a library card. All you need to do is register and receive a free book! You can even sign up for multiple programs and receive a free book at each program, this is encouraged!

You can sign up for the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program Grades 1-6
(This may change for Summer 2018)

  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal (link in previous text) to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. Find a Store (2018 dates TBD)
  3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

You can see if there is a Little Free Library near you! While there is a limited selection, they typically change often, and it can be a little adventure every time you visit.

If you have a library card, check out Tumble Books!

If you participated in Book Fest, you received a code and pin for free books through open-eBooks, an app you will need to download on your phone, standard data rates apply.

Low-Cost Books

For Low Cost children’s books check out your local St. Vincent De Paul, who often have a large range of low cost, gently used children’s books. See a list of thrift stores here.