Every year my kids and I participate in several Summer Reading programs. It is a great way to get them off electronics and encourage them to read as much as possible!
However, tracking four kids’ reading can be difficult! Different programs often have their own requirements, too. Some track number of books read and some track number of minutes. So I created a form years ago to track my kids’ summer reading with as little hassle as possible. For those of you who know me or have read many of my blog posts, it will come to no surprise that I have a form for this!
My current version of the log form allows me to record the book and the minutes to accommodate the different program requirements. I then add up totals at the end of the page. For our local county library, you can enter in points right on their website or app, so I have a column to check off when I have added the points there. They automatically enter you in the raffles and you also don’t have to remember to bring your log form with you when collecting prizes.
For reading we do on Shabbos or Yom Tov, I just set the books aside on our table. Then I know what books to log after Havdalah. If I am not exactly sure of the minutes, I will estimate 3-5 for picture books.
To download a copy of my log form, click here: Summer Book Log by Minutes
∞ If you have not yet signed your family up for Summer Reading Programs, check my post here for details: Summer Reading Programs 2020
∞ To sign up for the St. Louis County Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program, check out their website.
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