The Boulevard’s CCSD Summer Reading Program

The Boulevard in Las Vegas is more than just a place to shop or dine. It’s become an actual local staple for the community. Offering unique attractions and hosting special events make visiting the Boulevard a great social experience. Now summer is in full swing and school is out, the Boulevard has played host to a fun and educational reading skill enhancement event with the Clark County School District: Reading Rangers!

22 “Reading Rangers” from the Clark County School District elementary schools began a summer reading program on June 11, 2016, at the Boulevard, from 11AM-2PM. Teachers from throughout the district were taking time from their summer break to participate in the event that promoted summer reading. The event was co-sponsored by the Boulevard, Spread the Word Nevada, Scholastic Books, Public Education Foundation, and more.

How the Reading Ranger event worked was very simple. The Reading Rangers were made up of 22 superheroes costumed teachers that were stationed throughout the Boulevard. Students received a “bingo card” upon arrival, which they used to mark to show they met each teacher. Once the card was completed, students were directed to an area to receive free books from a selection of 2,000!  Of course, no superhero would be complete without a supervillain. Classic summer bad guys “Stinky McNoReads” and “Lazy Kid” were lurking at the Boulevard as distractions from reading, so students had to keep an eye out for them.

The Reading Rangers was an enjoyable, free event for the whole family. Parents were encouraged to bring their children to the new and improved Boulevard to show them that the summer isn’t just TV and video games. It’s was a chance to grow and develop their reading skills while they had the time. The Boulevard provided a great opportunity for them to learn this in a fun way while also receiving free books in the process!