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Important Messages
Make a commitment this Summer to start a reading habit.
Like starting any good habit, this will take work. You've taken the first step by signing up for our Summer Reading Program. Now you just have to set a goal for yourself and to get reading incentives and prizes.

Tips for Goal Setting:

1. Evaluate and reflect.
The only way we can reasonably decide what we want in the future and how we’ll get there is to know where we are right now and what our current level of satisfaction is.

Think about how much time you spend on reading now, evaluate how you spend your day. Think about how you can arrange you time differently to carve out some time to yourself. Maybe you can read for 30 minutes a day before bed, maybe you can listen to a book on your commute, maybe you can spend a Saturday at the beach with a good book.

2. Define your goals.
Think about the books you have been meaning to read. Now is your opportunity to get through them. Which books are for pleasure? What ones do you love the most? Put the books in the order in which you will actually try to read them.

3. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive. The Oceanside Public Library is helping you out with Time-sensitive, you only have until July 31 to collect incentives. And reading more is a pretty specific goal and we are providing this reading log to help you measure your success, so that leaves attainable and realistic.

Attainable & Realistic:
You may want to reread every book you read in High School and College, but that is just too many books! One of the detrimental things that many people do—with good intentions—is setting goals that are so high that they are unattainable. But you have to make sure you are putting in effort as well. Depending on how fast you read, some O'siders will read one book a day, some one book a week. Make sure you know your reading style and set your goal accordingly.


4. Have accountability.
When someone knows what your goals are, they hold you accountable, so share you reading goal on Facebook. Join a Book Club to stay motivated and to meet fellow book lovers. Come to our Local Author Program to get to know the people behind the stories you love. Finally start writing your own story in one of our Writing Groups. Take a day out of your schedule to Keep Calm and Color, or head over to one of our Game Nights for some unplugged fun!