Grand Slam is a reading incentive program for kids run by our library department. This program has a baseball theme, which makes it interesting and motivating for kids.

Here's how it works: The program runs from September through June. There's a first base, second base, third base and home plate, just like in real baseball.

In order to reach first base, kindergarten through second-grade students must read 50 books by a certain date.

Kids in grades three to five are required to read five books and write a summary of each. They do this four times, touching all the bases.

At each base, the students are awarded a Grand Slam reading certificate. If a student reaches home plate, he or she is invited to our Grand Slam picnic at the end of the year.

They are also inducted into the Readers Hall of Fame, and the student's picture is put up in our library for everyone to see.

If you love reading books, the Grand Slam will be an exciting and fun thing for you to do.