It’s important to keep reading during the summer. The Oakland Public Library has a summer reading game in which you win prizes just for reading. See the “Local Links” section on this blog and click the OPL Summer Reading link. Another option for summer reading is to take the challenge at Scholastic.com ( see “Recommended Resources” section for link. Scholastic’s Summer Challenge has many fun and exciting activities, offers book recommendations, videos from kids favorite celebrities, an opportunity to read for a cause, bilingual resources and tips for grown-ups. The Summer Challenge has 17 featured books that all contestants will read, with related videos, quizzes and reviews.