Summer Reading Time!

Dog ReadingSchool is out.  Summer vacations are in progress.  Ice cream is melting.  And the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Summer Reading Program is starting!

Reading is not only a way to learn new things, it is a great way to escape and relax!  The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers summer reading programs for all ages – really, all ages!

CM Library Summer Reading Program 

You can find books on almost any topic!  Here is a list of a few of our favorite dog lover reads.

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant – A great series for children!

Marley  by John Grogan – Another great series for children.  You may recall the name John Grogan from his bestseller Marley & Me. He also wrote The Longest Trip Home for adults.  It isn’t about dogs but it is a great read!

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – Grab some tissues!

How to Be Your Dogs Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners by Monks of New Skete – A must read for any dog owner.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – I’ll confess I haven’t read this one but it on my list for this summer.

Of course our list wouldn’t be complete without at least one book about running!

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall – Trust me.  Even if you don’t consider yourself a runner, this book will amaze and inspire you.

Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving –and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea – The title says it all!

So, what places will you explore this summer?  What new skills will you learn?  How will you expand your mind?  How will you help young ones retain the skills they learned during the school year?  Will you set an example that helps others develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime?

Just in case you need a little more motivation, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Summer Reading Program offers prizes!

What’s on your summer reading list?

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