Vroman's Summer Reading Program 2024!

LEVEL UP YOUR READING with Vroman’s Bookstore this summer!

LEVEL UP YOUR READING is a free Summer Reading Program for all readers Kindergarten-12th Grade. Join us on a video game themed journey that encourages children to read with events and prizes along the way!

Rooted in Reading Bookmark Front

To begin your HERO’S JOURNEY:
1. Be sure to sign up at our store by July 4th to get your QUEST LOG–a small book where you will record your reading progress.
2. Build your EXPERIENCE POINTS (EXP) by keeping track of the books you have read
during the summer–challenge yourself by reading ten or more!
3. Keep track of your adventures and write/draw at least 3 book reviews.
4. Attend at least one in-store QUEST (also known as events–our event page is here).
5. Turn in your quest log on or after August 17th to claim your LOOT (rewards)!

 

LEVEL UP YOUR READING EVENTS

Vroman’s Bookstore regularly offers author events for children’s books and young adult novels. Please check our website -- or monthly e-newsletter -- for upcoming author readings and signings: www.vromansbookstore.com/upcoming-events

This summer Vroman's Bookstore invites young readers to LEVEL UP YOUR READING!

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH, 11AM

    • Join us for our kick off, and GEAR UP FOR YOUR NEXT PLAYTHROUGH:
      Stop by the event space on Saturday, June 8th, from 11am-2pm to create your AVATAR and design your QUEST LOG. You will use your quest log to keep track of the books you read throughout the summer!

    • In August, you can present your QUEST LOG after the final boss battle to collect your LOOT (rewards)!

    • If you are unable to attend this event in-person, customizable QUEST LOGS will be made available at the Children's Department Information Desk upstairs.

 

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 11AM

    • QUEST #1: Family Game Day

    • Unplug and play some games with the Vroman’s Children’s Department! All ages are welcome. Play some of our games, or bring your own!

    • Spaces are limited, so RSVP at rsvp@vromansbookstore.com. 

 

  • SATURDAY, JULY 6TH, 11AM

    • QUEST #2: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
      Test your strength with a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament! This event is for ages 10+, and spaces are limited. We will provide the Nintendo Switches–just bring yourself and your skills. The tournament will begin at 11am.

    • Please RSVP at rsvp@vromansbookstore.com.

 

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 11AM 

    • QUEST #3: Explore art with Sara Luna
      Come hang out with local illustrator (and prolific reader) Sara Luna. Her specialties include children's picture books, and covers for middle grade and young adult novels. Sara's illustrations have been published in books, magazines, board games, and even as a puzzle! Join her at 11am as she leads attendees in a variety of crafts and drawing activities.

    • You can see her work here.

 

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 11AM

    • HERO’S RETURN
      Join us in the event space at 11am for a battle with the FINAL BOSS: Mr. Steve, in a video game and adventure themed storytime. And be sure to stop by the Kid’s Info Desk with your QUEST LOG anytime from 11am-2pm to COLLECT YOUR LOOT: cold snacks, $5 Vroman’s gift cards, and more!   

    • We will be handing out prizes August 17th through September 1st!