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Starting this year you don’t have to sign up or register! You can print off the log from our website, pick up one from the library, or create your own and immediately start tracking your reading, listening, and learning. Just remember to bring your log back to the library when you’re done so that you can pick up your free book.
People of all ages- from newborn babies to adults- can do Summer Reading. Kids from birth to those entering grade 5 can participate in the Kids Summer Reading program. Teens entering grades 6-12 and just graduated from high school can participate in the Teen Summer Reading program, and adults can participate in the Adult Summer Reading program.
If you are entering 6th grade in the fall, you get to participate in the Teen Summer Reading program!
Just complete 15 hours of reading, listening (audiobooks or being read to), or doing a family activity. If you aren’t reading on your own yet, each book you listen to or have someone read to you counts as 30 minutes. Then come to the library to get your free book!
Not at all! You can read fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and comic books, newspapers, magazines, eBooks, blogs and more. You can listen to someone read to you or listen to an audiobook or podcast - even reading the cereal box when you eat breakfast counts as reading in the Summer Reading program. Also, learning in other ways counts this summer! You can count time participating in storytimes and other library programs and the time you spend doing family activities together.
You can spread out your reading however you’d like - we recommend you read at least 20 minutes a day. If you don’t read for a 30 minutes at a time, you can color in a partial shape in your Reading Log. For example, if you read 20 minutes, then you color in two-thirds of a shape. Color in half of a shape for 30 minutes, a quarter of a shape for 15 minutes, and so on.
No, you do not have to. You can read for all 15 hours, listen to audiobooks for all 15 hours, learn through family activities for all 15 hours, or do a mix!
You can pick up your free book starting on Wednesday, July 1, and the last day is Saturday, August 15.
We are so happy that you like reading so much! Please keep reading! Because we have a limited number of books, we can only give rewards for the first 15 hours that you read.
No, each library has its own Summer Reading program. You must complete the Summer Reading program at just one library.
Please participant in only one Summer Reading program this summer.
Great question! We are working on that. In the mean time be sure to check out all the great virtual events and activities the library is hosting for kids!