Summer Reading Program

 

Our summer reading program is underway! Come in any time to pick up a booklet and get started on a summer of fun!

How It Works:

  • New this year: One booklet for all ages, even adults. Complete instructions for the program are on the back of the booklet.
  • Track your reading time: Keep track of how much time you read/listen to a book, and check off a small square for every 15 minutes in the booklet. This year, we are tracking time read, not the number of books.
  •  Track your activities: Write your activities in the boxes provided on the inside of the booklet.
  • Win prizes: After completing 10 hours of reading and 10 activities, come in an receive a coupon packet. After reading 20 hours and completing 20 activities, kids will receive a free book of their choice and everyone will receive a backpack (while supplies last) and be entered to win one of our Grand Prizes.  

Activity ideas:
A list of suggested activities is on the back of the booklet. We’ll also list several additional activities on this page each week. Many of them will tie into the theme of Build a Better World. Explore your passions – these activities are provided to jumpstart the imagination and promote life-long learning.

Ideas for the week of July 17-21

  • Parents and caregivers of infants come play at Java Jamboree on Tuesday July 18 at 11:00
  • Kids come work on your reading skills at Pages & Paws, July 18 from 6:30-7:30
  • Give blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive July 21 at the Library
  • Toddler Gym this Saturday, July 22 at 11:00
  • Build a blanket fort at home, need ideas take a look at our Pinterest Board, Fort
  • Stuff the Bus, donate school supplies through the whole month of July
  • Join us for Lunch at the Library Monday through Friday 12-1 in the Pavilion free to anyone 18 and under.

 

 

Past ideas:

  • On a walk outside, count how many times you hear a bird chirp
  • Check out our Build it Board on Pinterest for fun at home building ideas!
  • Make a card or write a letter to a soldier, one site to use is www.operationgratitude.com
  • Tell us a joke at the Youth Services desk!
  • Play I Spy looking for letters, words, numbers, or what is age appropriate for your child.
  • Go for a nature hike and try to identify trees and flowers.
  • Check out a Launchpad from the library. Children’s Launchpads contain educational games. Adult Launchpads have games to exercise your brain cells.
  • Get a library card. If you already have one, good for you! Count having a library card as one activity.
  • Check out a Board Game from our Board Game Collection
  • Make an alphabet hopscotch

Suggested Reading:
If you’d like to read books selected to go with our theme, check the lists below. Each list contains books for every level, from toddler to adult. You are not limited to these lists – we encourage everyone to read what they like.

Being Green

Build a Better You

Building and Creating a Better World

Fantasy

Inventions and Engineering

Make a Difference

People Who Have Made a Difference

Science Fiction