The 2021 Summer Reading Program is galloping in! This summer, we are celebrating all things animals and reading with the theme “Tails & Tales!” The Summer Reading Program is one of the most important initiatives the library undertakes to help prevent the “summer slide,” or loss of reading skills, among youth during the summer months. Beginning May 3, community members of all ages are encouraged to sign-up for our Summer Reading Program. This year’s program will run from June 7 to July 31. You do not want to miss all the fun and exciting things we have planned!
How Do I Sign Up For The Summer Reading Program?
Signing up for the Summer Reading Program is easy! Visit the summer reading page on our website to find a link to the sign-up form. Complete the sign-up form for each member of your family who is interested in participating! After you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email. Please feel free to contact the library with any questions!
Adopt A Reading Buddy!
Youth who sign up for the Summer Reading Program are eligible to adopt a reading buddy! Simply visit one of our seven library locations and make a “pledge” to read to your new stuffed friend for at least twenty minutes every day. Then, you may pick an animal buddy to take home with you! Our reading buddies are available while supplies last! All ages are encouraged to come in and sign their own reading pledge. These pledges will be displayed at the library during the summer!
Summer Reading Program participants will be asked to log their reading days. The log form will also be linked on our website. Participants between the ages of 0 and 11, or up to fifth grade, who log 4 or more reading days a week are eligible to receive a prize. Youth ages 12 to 18, or between sixth and twelfth grade, who read 4 or more reading days a week are entered into a weekly drawing.