So, summer is here and you are not sure how you are going to fill the time. Many summertime activities are costly and if you are anything like me, you don't want to blow your budget on the day to day stuff.
One of the best activities that my kids and I do during the summer is our local library's Summer Reading Program. We go to the library once a week and they children get to see different entertainers. (musicians, jugglers, animal displays, etc.)
In addition to the entertainment, the children almost always get prizes of some sort based on the reading goals that the children set at the beginning of summer. Last year my son won tickets for the entire family to go to the Oregon Coast Aquarium!
Here are some reading programs in the Willamette Valley:
Salem Public Library Summer Reading Club
City of Dallas Summer Reading Program
Falls City Summer Reading Program
Corvallis Summer Reading Program
I will be posting more sites as they become available!