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Free Summer Reading Programs  
June 2 - August 2

Sign up at any Library Branch.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 

Children's Reading Program

Babies & Toddlers
Young children who cannot consistently sit for a story.

  • Read books, choose any combination of activities from the Library's Early Literacy Calendars or attend a library program for babies.
  • You may repeat activities.
  • Record activities on the book log.
  • Mid-point prize - Sipper Cup
  • Completion prize: Board book
  • Sign up by June 30 for a chance to win Cardinal  tickets.

Read Togethers
Children who cannot read to themselves but will sit for a story.

  • Listen to 30 books over the summer
  • Any kind of books (Picture books, audiobooks, ebooks…)
  • Record books on the log by coloring in a beaker.
  • Halfway prize: Green Flashing Flyer
  • Completion prize: book
  • Grand prize drawing for fun toys and games; keep reading for more chances to win
  • Earn more grand prize drawing chances by completing bonus activities
  • Sign up by June 30 for a chance to win Cardinal tickets.

Readers
Children through grade 5 in the fall who can read to themselves

  • Read 10 hours over the summer
  • Any kind of books! (Chapter books, graphic novels, audiobooks, ebooks, reading to younger siblings…)
  • Records hours on the log by coloring in the beaker for every 20 minutes of reading
  • Halfway prize: Green Flashing Flyer
  • Completion prize: book
  • Grand prize drawing for fun games and toys; keep reading for more chances to win
  • Earn more grand prize drawing chances by completing bonus activities
  • Keep reading throughout the summer for more chances to win and to earn a Star Reader yard sign when you reach 100 hours
  • Sign up by June 30 for a chance to win Cardinals tickets
Teen Reading Program
Grade 6 in the fall through high school senior in the fall.

Read 15 hours over the summer.

Any kind of books! (Chapter books, graphic novels, audiobooks, ebooks, reading to younger siblings…)

Record your hours on the log by coloring in the gears.

Earn prizes!

Completion prize: book and entry in grand prize drawing for CASH!

Get another chance to win CASH for every additional 15 hours read.

Enter the bookmark design contest.

Adult Reading Program

 

Read 20 hours over the summer.

Any kind of reading, including reading to kids and audiobooks.

Record your hours on the log by checking off an element for each hour.

Once you’re finished, pick up your prize (limit one per person) and enter the grand prize drawing for CASH!

Get another chance to win a grand prize for every additional 20 hours read.