On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! at the Library 2016 Start signing up in June! Check out our Summer Reading brochure for more information! Dates to Remember
First day to list books: Monday, June 27
Summer Reading Kick-Off Open House: 1-4pm Wednesday, June 29
Last day to sign-up & list books: Saturday, August 21
First day to pick-up prizes: Monday, August 22
Last day to turn in book log & pick up prizes: Wednesday, September 16
How It Works
Come to the library to sign up at any time during the summer. Once children and teens have completed the specified number of books they are eligible to choose a free paperback book from a large selection of titles. The library also offers a Challenge Game for strong readers with an additional prize if completed.
Program Details Read-To-Me This program is for sharing books with pre-readers. Share a minimum of 30 books to receive a new paperback book of your choice at the end of the program.
Independent Readers This program is for independent readers through age 11. Read a minimum of 5 books and list titles on your personal book log to receive a new paperback book of your choice at the end of the program.
Teen Readers For ages 12 and up. Read a minimum of 5 books, record them in your book log, and return to receive a new paperback book of your choice at the end of the program. More info is available on our Teen Summer Reading Program page.
Additional Programs Challenge Game
This program is for strong readers, rising third grade and up, who enjoy the challenge of reading different kinds of books. Books read for the Challenge Game count towards the regular reading program. Read at least 20 books for an additional prize at the end of the program.
Brain Game Best for ages 7 and up. Use your brain to complete a weekly math puzzle!
Here's an example from a prior year (2014): Week 1
Ready, Set...WRITE! Writing Challenge
Best for ages 7 and up. Pick up a different writing prompt to try every week. Try all seven!
Local vendors contribute discount coupons as rewards for independent readers who complete the program.
In addition, special programs, including performances, gaming, and crafts, take place through mid-August. A schedule of events and list of local sponsors is available from the library each year by mid-June. All programs and events are also listed in the library calendar and in the library's monthly newsletter.