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Read Your Way To A RAYS BASEBALL GAME!

It is summer, YOUR public library and the Tampa Bay Rays are hosting the 12th season of "Reading with the Rays" — Read Your Way to the Ballpark. This is an incentive-based reading program that encourages Pre-K to 12th grade students to avoid summer learning loss by reading for 24 hours during the summer months. The Rays partner with PPPC Member Libraries, as well as libraries in the greater Tampa Bay Region to bring you this program each year.

Participating libraries track students' progress and award prizes for reaching certain goals, including two free tickets to a Rays game.

Reading with the Rays is made possible with the help of the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education.

It is summer, YOUR public library and the Tampa Bay Rays are hosting the 12th season of "Reading with the Rays" — Read Your Way to the Ballpark. This is an incentive-based reading program that encourages Pre-K to 12th grade students to avoid summer learning loss by reading for 24 hours during the summer months. The Rays partner with PPPC Member Libraries, as well as libraries in the greater Tampa Bay Region to bring you this program each year.

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Participating libraries track students' progress and award prizes for reaching certain goals, including two free tickets to a Rays game.

Reading with the Rays is made possible with the help of the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education.

Kids can pick up their Reading with the Rays game card at a PPLC Member Library to begin reading around the bases. The program officially began on Sunday, June 2, with the inclusion of the Reading with the Rays insert in the Sunday Edition of the Tampa Bay Times.

This year, Rays players and coaches will again read books, discuss the importance of reading, ask trivia questions and hand out prizes at various participating schools and libraries as part of three Reading with the Rays visits. Since the program's inception in 2007, over 300,000 children across nine area counties have spent more than 2 million hours of their summers reading.

The rules of the game are simple:

  • Choose your favorite books from your local library or your favorite section of the Tampa Bay Times to read over the summer.
  • As you read, track your hours by rounding the bases and collect Rays prizes along the way.
  • When you read enough hours to get on first base, ask your parent or guardian to initial your card and bring it to your local library.
  • The librarian will sign your card and give you a reading reward.
  • Round the bases by reading a total of 24 hours this summer and receive two tickets to a Rays game!

Summer BreakSpot

Free Meals for Kids and Teens!

Summer BreakSpot provides Free, Nutritious meals to Kids and Teens 18 and under during the summer break.

To Find a Location: Dial 2-1-1
Text "FoodFL" to 877-877
Visit SummerBreakSpot.org

Click here for the Summer BreakSpot PDF


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Library Closings for July, 2019

All Libraries are closed on July 4 for Independence Day

 

PPLC Monthly Program Guide

Current Program Guide - July

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