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2020 Daytona Tortugas Summer Reading Program

Shelldon and the superintendent have set a goal for local students to read 1 million minutes in the Summer Home Run Reading Program, and you can help reach that goal while winning awesome prizes! Readers who read their way around the bases will earn the following prizes:

- First Base (90 minutes of reading): First Watch Prize Pack!

- Second base (180 minutes of reading): Wendy’s Free Kids Meal!

- Third base (270 minutes of reading): Marco’s Pizza Free Pizza!

- Home run (360 minutes of reading): Dave & Buster’s Free Kids Meal!

- Grand slam prize (complete the program): Get a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game and be recognized in front of thousands of fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark!

Keep track of the minutes that you read using our printable reading logs for kids and parents. Once home run level (at least 360 minutes) is achieved, parents/guardians should submit their child's information below to receive prizes.

NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL AUG. 30!

The prize distribution process will be determined based on current health and safety guidelines at that time.


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Hey, kids! Shelldon wants to know what you’re reading this summer. Create a virtual book review to tell him all about your favorite books!

Parents/Guardians: Post a photo or short video on Facebook or Twitter of your child presenting their book review. Be sure to tag @daytonatortugas and use the hashtag #386Reads!


Resources for Reading Material

For students looking for reading material, Shelldon suggests:


- The Volusia County Public Library is now offering literacy kits for children entering grades K-5. “Lit Kits to Go” are customizable and can include a mix of age-appropriate library books, crafts and other educational activities intended to keep kids reading and engaged in learning. To participate in this free service, beginning Monday, June 1, parents can check out a Lit Kit to Go bag weekly by filling out a form at their local branch or on volusialibrary.org. The service will be offered throughout the summer.

- The Volusia County Public Library is offering curbside pickup of materials reserved online or over the phone. The library also will be streaming storytimes live on FaceBook starting the week of March 23rd. While the Library branches are closed to the public, parents and young children can watch a storytime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am. Each storytime will be presented by members of the Library's talented children's staff and comments will be answered during the live stream.

- The Flagler County Public Library is offering curbside pickup and electronic resources including posting storytime and book recommendation videos on Facebook.

- Shelldon has selected some of his favorite books on the Epic! digital library. Ask your teacher to share the collection “Daytona Tortugas - Shelldon's Shell-ebration of Reading” with you.

- School resource deputies from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office are reading stories from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library on YouTube.


Contact Information

Josh McCann, Community Relations & Outside Events Manager
Direct Line : (386) 271-8745
Email : [email protected]