Welcome to the Summer Challenge home page. Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your personal Activity Tracker page.
A. Register online for the Summer Challenge.
B. Sign up your child for his / her first library card.
C. Read a book, point to the pictures, and say the name of the objects as you point.
D. Name things around you.
E. Listen to, or perform a nursery rhyme or fingerplay like "Itsy Bitsy Spider."
F. Read an alphabet or counting book.
G. Count numbers using a nursery rhyme.
H. Let your child play with different kinds of books: board books, touch and feel, and pull the tab books.
I. Draw and scribble together.
J. Build with blocks or play with empty boxes.
K. Blow bubbles for baby to track with her eyes.
L. Sing a song together.
M. Read a book about a favorite hero.
N. Attend a library storytime program.
O. Check out a "Read With Me Kit" from our collection.
P. Visit a Santa Clara County park.
Q. Play ball.
R. Name body parts with your child. "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" is a great song to start with.
S. Play instruments
U. Have fun with hats.
V. Go to the grocery store and talk about colors, shapes, and textures of things.
W. Have tea time with a favorite hero (real or imagined).
X. Walk around your neighborhood and talk about what you see (trees, trucks, signs, flowers, buildings, etc.)
Y. Do a silly dance.
Z. Point out different animals that you see and say the sounds they make.
Eligibility: Pre-Readers 0-5, Children 6-12, Teens 13-18, Adults 18+
How to participate:
Parents may register their Pre-Reader
Every hero has a story!
Our Summer Challenge runs from
May 15 through August 15
Sign up your child
or at the library
(download and print Activity Tracker if your preference is to do it on paper)
Complete at least 25 suggested activities.
Get a special prize once the activity tracker as been completed.
You can also register as a family. To do so, the parent / caregiver should register first themselves under the
, and then add each family member. You will need only 1 user name and password for the family.
The Heroes in My Family
Fun at the Library all summer long:
Story times, puppet shows, book clubs, special performers, and more.
View Calendar of Events
Featuring some very special guests
Library Storytime with Firefighters
Park Ranger Storytime
Library Storytime at the Park