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Vroman's Summer Reading Program 2022!


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Vroman’s 2022 Summer Reading Program

Welcome to Rooted in Reading, a summer reading program hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore for readers entering Kindergarten through 12th Grade!

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Rules for every Reader of “Rooted in Reading” Reading Program (6/10 – 9/1/2022)

  • Sign up at Vroman’s or Vroman’s Hastings Ranch anytime after June 10th and claim your prizes as early as August 6th.

  • List TEN books you read this summer on an official Vroman’s Nature Pass (see above).

      • (See “What Books Can I Read” below)

  • Write at least THREE “Journal Entries” (summaries) and turn them into the Children’s Department.

  • Attend at least ONE event this summer and check in with a Nature Guide (bookseller) to mark your attendance.

Nature Exploration Packing List (FAQ):

What books can I read?

Over the summer you’ll have to read and record 10 books! 5 can be any of your choosing and the other 5 must be:
Non-Fiction, 1 Mystery, 1 Historical Fiction, 1 book with animals, and 1 book that takes place outside your “ecosystem” (can be fiction or non-fiction)!
Make sure you let your Nature Guide (bookseller) know which is which!

What do I write for my summary?

Think of it as a short book review (maybe one paragraph) about what you thought of the book. For ideas of what to write, think about words (such as fast-paced, funny, scary, heart-breaking) that describe what the book was like or how you felt about it. Drop these “Journal Entries” off anytime over the summer, and we’ll add your notes to our Nature Log.

Can I participate at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch location?

Absolutely! We’ve got great Nature Guides (booksellers) at Hastings Ranch, and they will also be recommending books and tracking your progress all summer long!

What events do you have?

Vroman’s regularly offers author events for children’s & YA titles. Check our website (vromansbookstore.com) or monthly newsletter for upcoming author readings and signings.
Additionally, this summer, we’re doing these special
Vroman’s Rooted in Reading Events:

  • Pasadena Audubon Society presents Birds — it’s all about the feathers!! – Saturday, June 4th, at 1PM

  • Pasadena Audubon Society will lead program celebrating the magic of feathers. After a reading of the classic “Feathers, not just for flying” by Melissa Stewart, kids will have the opportunity to check out our interesting feather collection and to examine some feathers under the microscope! 
    Pasadena Audubon’s brand new, beautiful and informative
    Birding Guide to the Greater Pasadena Area will be available for purchase."

  • This event is for kids’ ages 5-8 years old. Space is limited so make sure to sign up soon by emailing us at rsvp@vromansbookstore.com with the names and ages of the participants.

  • Joel Stern presents Storigami! – Friday, June 10th, at 3 PM

  • Joel Stern, origami master and author of My First Origami Kit, My First Origami Fairy Tales KitOrigami Games, and Jewish Holiday Origami will be leading this afternoon event of fun with paper. He’ll tell stories with origami, and teach some incredible models. Joel's origami has been featured in movies, commercials, and TV. He can be found at www.joeldstern.com

  • Nocturnal Storytime – Saturday, July 9th, at 7 PM

    • Come join us under the stars with a special Storytime with Mr. Steve, where we’ll be reading your favorite books about awesome nighttime critters!

  • Woodland Critter Crafts– Saturday, 23rd, at 2 PM

    • Create and draw your own woodland adventure to explore with children’s book illustrator, Sara Luna!
      She will be leading this craft with guided activity pages for us to draw on and color. Materials will be provided.

  • End of the Summer Party – Saturday, August 6th, at 2 PM

What are the prizes?

Once you have gone on your great Nature Exploration and finished all your activities, bring in your Vroman’s Nature Pass(bookmarkwith all your summer reads listed) to the Vroman’s Children’s Department. We’ll check to make sure you’ve got everything, including attending an event and turning in three “Journal Entries” (summaries), and then you’ll receive your prize pack:

  • A $5 gift card to Vroman’s

  • Advance reading copies of books

  • And more!

We’ll be handing out prizes starting August 6 (through August 31st), so take your time and enjoy your picks all summer long!