Summer Reading Programs Flourishing at Baker Book House

Written by Ann Byle on . Posted in Local

bakerChildren and adults still have time to sign up for summer reading programs at Baker Book House, the leading Christian bookstore in West Michigan. Readers can register through the middle of July for the programs that have readers earning prizes based on hours read or books read.

More than 1,500 youngsters have already signed up for Read. Set. Explore!, with the store forecasting 2,000 registrants by mid-July. This is up from 1,500 last year, 1,200 the year before, and 800 the year before that.

"We want to have the best summer reading program in town," said Josh Mosey, Children's Product Buyer and director of Ready. Set. Explore! and the adult program. "We want to reward kids and adults for reading. If we can help kids develop a love for reading, they'll read their whole lives."

Children earn Baker Book House gift cards based on number of hours read. Maximum is a $25 card for 80 or more hours read; minimum is a $5 gift card awarded for 10 hours read. Last year Baker Book House awarded $20,000 in gift cards.

The adult summer reading program has almost 350 registered, with a goal of 500 by mid-July. Adults are rewarded based on six, eight, or 10+ books read in 24 different categories.

Baker Book House is offering events to coincide with the summer reading programs, including family friendly movies, themed parties, and author/illustrator visits. Check out www.bakerbookhouse.com/events for more information, and www.bakerbookhouse.com/srp to sign up.
     
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Ann Byle
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Ann Byle is a freelance writer and owner of AB Writing Services. She writes for a number of publications including WMCN, Publishers Weekly, CBA Christian Market and Grand Rapids Magazine, and is author or coauthor of several books including The Baker Book House Story, The Call to Care: A Compassionate Response to Caring for Vulnerable Children (2018) and Christian Publishing 101 (2018). She and her husband Ray, a science teacher, have four young adult children.

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