When I was growing up there wasn't an indoor mall in Palm Springs (yes - I know my age is showing!) but there was an Ice Skating Rink and my favorite indoor place in the Summer...the Library!
The Palm Springs Public Library had some of the coolest Summer Programs...mostly because the Children's Librarian was the awesome Miss Gerry! She planned programs for kids of all ages...along with arts and crafts projects!
A Book and A Buck is a Summer Read-A-Thon that not only motivates kids to read with some great prizes but also serves as a FUNdraiser for the Orange County Children's Book Festival!
Info for kids and parents in the Orange County area are at: http://kidsbookfestival.com/bookandabuck.html
Do you have a favorite Summer Reading Challenge?