The 2021 Summer Reading Program with Maricopa County Reads runs June 1 through Aug. 1. Every year, I participate in the program with my little sister, Story, and we like to compete on who can read the most by the end of the summer. Even my mother will read huge books and participate in the summer program. We love doing the summer reading program as a family and winning cool prizes.

At the end you get to pick out a free book. The book is shipped to you once you reach a goal of 1,000 reading points. Reading for 20 minutes a day helps build a strong lifelong reading habit and develops literacy skills.

Sign up online for free at  and win cool prizes this summer! There is also a secret code to earn bonus points—the code is PAWS.

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