Reading Club

Reading Club Thank You 2018/2019!

In total the kids logged 762,860 minutes this school year. This is more minutes than a year has!

Thank you to everyone who participated and to Claudia Ulloa and Paula Henderson who helped me along the way wit logging pages, bagging buttons and the like. I have a couple new ideas for next year and really could use some extra help to make it happen and to just keep up. Please get in touch if you can chip in, in any way.

Even though the school year is almost over keep on reading over the summer! Below is a list of Summer Reading Programs in the area (or online). Take your pick and read on.

Questions let me know and have a great summer!

Meike Visel,

“You can find magic wherever you look.
Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss



  • The public libraries including El Cerrito’s
    The Contra Costa County Libraries will have their program from June 8 – August 8. Check it out at the library or at
    If you finish the program you will take home a free book and are entered in a raffle with cool prizes.

    In addition, they also have the ‘Lunch at the Library’ program again in El Cerrito (and other libraries in the area) from Tuesday-Thursday 12-1pm with free lunches for kids under 18 and cool events like the Exploration Stations on Tuesday, June 25 from 1-2pm.

  • The Patrick Laird Summer Reading Challenge
    Free reading challenge for grades TK-6th. Upon completion kids will receive Cal Football tickets for August 31. Sign up here:
  • Scholastic SummerChallenge
    Record your minutes online from May 6 – September 6. Even if you don’t use the online log they have some resources like downloadable logs and certificates as well as reading lists available.
  • Summer Reading Challenge at
    Record your minutes read and earn a free book (while supplies last).
  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading for Kids
    Kids can earn a free book after they read eights books and log them on the reading sheet.
  • Half Price Books Summer Reading Program ‘Feed Your Brain’
    The Half Price Books kids summer reading program gives out Bookworm Bucks to kids who read for at least 300 minutes during the months of June and July.