2021 iREAD Summer Program

1 Jun 2021

iREAD Summer Program

The DoD MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program is a great way to encourage a child, teen, or adult to read over the summer months. So let’s give them a little incentive to earn prizes for their reading! MWR customers of all ages are encouraged to join. 

Celebrating its 40th year, the iRead Summer Reading Program has remained true to its long-standing mission, “To provide high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.” In addition, when participants meet their goals, they’ll receive prizes from their local installation library. 

The 2021 theme is “Reading Colors Your World,” which lends itself to a wide range of interpretations and vibrant graphic presentation. The broad motif of “colors” provides a context for exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, as well as developing programming that demonstrates how libraries and reading can expand your world through kindness, growth, and community. Library patrons, young and old, will be encouraged to develop their creativity, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity. 

You can win prizes for your summer reading by logging into DoD MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program and recording the amount of time you have read. 

Register for the iREAD Program. Bangor or Bremerton

For more information about the iREAD Program, visit here.

The Navy MWR Digital Library provides online resources for Navy families, Sailors, retirees, and civilians for recreation, professional development, and academic support. To register or for more information, visit here.

Throughout the summer, Naval Base Kitsap is providing an array of events in support of this program to get you involved individually or with your family to enjoy your summer of creativity, color and reading! 

Summer Reading Curbside Pickup Program Launch 
Saturday, June 12, Noon-2 p.m. 
Bangor Recreation Center, Ohio St. Bldg. 2720 and School-Age Care/Youth & Teen Center 6180 Snoqualmie Pass St. Bremerton, WA 98312

Reading Colors Your World! Stop by our booth for information and onsite registration assistance for the 2021 DoD MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program.  

Story Stroll @Trident Lakes Recreation Area 
All month of July 

In honor of our DOD Library Summer Reading Program theme “Reading Colors Your World”, this month’s story stroll is now on display.  Read “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Cari Best and stroll around the lake for some great outdoor family fun! 

Taste the Rainbow Story Time in the Park 
Thursday, July 22, 1-2 p.m.
Elwood Point 

Join us for a FREE colorful storytime in the great outdoors. There will be a healthy snack, stories and a craft on hand for maximum fun!   

Story Stroll @Trident Lakes Recreation Area 
All month of August 

In honor of our DOD Library Summer Reading Program theme “Reading Colors Your World”, this month’s story stroll is now on display.  Read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See” by Eric Carle and stroll around the lake for some great outdoor family fun!   

Color Blast Geocache Adventure 
August 6-14, Dawn til Dusk
Trident Lakes Recreation Area and Elwood Point 

Our newest geocache adventure celebrates the beauty and color of the world. Visit the trailhead or park entrance for a clue sheet and instructions on how to search for our cache boxes. When you find them, look inside for a colorful surprise. Participating in our iRead Summer Reading Challenge? Don’t forget to log the activity to earn a badge!   

ARTOPIA End of Summer Reading Celebration 
Saturday, August 14, 1-3 p.m.
Trident Lakes or Elwood Point 

Celebrate the end of the DOD Library Summer Reading program with our Artopia Art Party! 
Readers can pick up their certificates and prizes, enjoy paint projects, and snack on delectable treats as we wrap up our colorful summer. 

For more information, call Bangor: 360-396-2449 or Bremerton: 369-476-3178