Schuler Books & Musickicks off its Summer Reading Club, “Have Book, Will Travel” this Saturday, June 7. Here’s how it works: From June 7 to August 15th, you pick up a Summer Reading Club form at a Schuler Books store. If your child is old enough to read and between Kindergarten and 8th Grade, they can earn up to three $5.00 Schuler gift certificates. For each 20 age-appropriate book they read, they will complete one form that can be exchanged for a $5.00 gift certificate. There is ‘extra credit’ for long books over 200 pages – that counts as 2 books.
If your child is unable to read, you can also participate in the “Read To Me Club”. Rather than a $5.00 gift certificate, the child can choose a book from a box stashed behind the counter in the children’s section. I don’t know how many you have to read to your child for this program.
There are recommended reading lists available at the stores, but the books can be from home, or the library as well. This is a great program! I picked up a flyer and talked with the folks in the children’s section at the 28th Street store but couldn’t find very much detail on the website. It’s the same program at all locations (Alpine Ave and Downtown locations, and also Lansing and Okemos as well). Between this and the library programs, we’ll all be very well-read by the end of the summer 🙂