“Reading is so Delicious!” is a summer reading game for all, held at the Fremont Main Library, as well as other Alameda County Library branches. The photo features Darlene Crittendon at the Info Desk, spinning the prize wheel which will determine how many spaces she can advance on the game board. Part of the fun of the game is to try the activities suggested on the game board – Darlene has tried roti, an ethnic food she has not eaten before. Of course, she is also reading!
Reading has become a family activity. Darlene’s daughter is also playing the game and she may finish before her mom. All participants playing – Pre-K, kids, teens, and adults will receive a first prize of a book bag, a final prize of a book and will also be entered in a raffle when they finish the game. Adults could win an ebook reader; teens could win an iPad, and kids could win a gift certificate. To play the game, adults sign-up at the first floor Information Desk; teens sign-up at the Reference Desk upstairs; and kids and pre-K readers sign-up at the Children’s Desk.
But the most important reward is the reading itself. Fremont’s book display complements the theme – here you can find books by celebrity chefs (Remember Julia Child?), mysteries and fiction with a culinary theme, books about food such as titles by Michael Pollan (“Omnivore’s Dilemma”) or Julie Powell’s “Julie and Julia.” Join others and nourish your brain this summer.