Summer Reading Program registration for youth begins on June 7th and ends August 22nd. Come to the Library to pick up your reading log and begin reading all through the summer to earn great prizes! We have three youth programs to choose from: Babies (birth-2 years), Kids (3-11), and Teens (12-18).
How It Works:
- You must come to the library or bookmobile to pick up a reading/literacy log.
- Every day, complete 20 minutes of reading (or for babies, one early literacy activity and read to your child at least 10 minutes per day).
- Bring your log back to the library or bookmobile and collect your prizes.
- It’s FREE to participate.
And don’t forget about all of the great programs and activities we have for babies, kids, and teens this summer!
For printable calendars of all June/July events for kids and families click here.
Please click here for a printable calendar of June/July teen events.
For complete details of our Wednesday Family Shows and other special events and programs, visit our online events calendar.
Early Literacy Program For Children Ages Birth to 2 years and their Caregivers
Research shows that talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with your young child jump-starts your child’s communication and pre-reading skills.
Do fun activities from the back of the literacy log like scribbling, dancing, walk & talks, and pretend play to earn prizes.
Earn Prizes for reading & completing literacy activities with your child
5 activities + 5 days of reading = crayons
10 activities + 10 days of reading= rubber ducky
15 activities + 15 days of reading= set of maracas
20 activities + 20 days of reading= brand new board book
Kids Summer Reading Program (Ages 3-11)
Kids who engage in reading over the summer are more likely to retain their academic skills and avoid the “summer slide.” Pre-readers can count time that someone reads to them for at least 20 minutes each day.
You’ll earn a prize for every 7 days of reading:
First 7 Days of reading: bookmark & temporary tattoo or sticker
14 Days of reading: pencil
21 Days of reading: book bag
28 Days of reading: We take your photo and put it on your “star” on a display board at the Library
35 Days of reading: Choose a brand new paperback book to keep
42 Days of reading: Choose a 2nd brand new paperback book to keep
49 Days of reading: We print your name in an Honorary Library Book!
Teen Summer Reading Program
Teens who engage in reading over the summer are more likely to retain their academic skills and avoid the “summer slide.”
You can start earning prizes after 7 days of reading:
For every 7 days of reading you get an entry into our end-of-summer drawing for a new Kindle Fire 7 or Kindle Fire HD 8!
7 Days — one entry in drawing
14 Days — one entry in drawing
21 Days — one entry in drawing
28 Days — one entry in drawing
35 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book
42 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book
49 Days — one entry in drawing & your name in an Honorary Library Book