Summer Reading 2017

4 years old through 6th grade

They’re right around the corner—those lazy, hazy, creative days of summer. Creative? You bet! We know you don’t want to sit by and watch your child’s brain slide into a summer stupor. We have designed a program to help prevent it. Our 2017 “Reading By Design”  Summer Reading program invites all children from age 4 thru 6th grade to keep their minds active this summer and earn fun rewards at the same time. Children simply read (their choice of material), log the number of minutes and collect prizes—all while building brain power! And there is no cost for Summer Reading so everyone can join. Sign-up begins May 15th at the library. Prevent summer stupor by “Reading By Design.”

Birth through 3 Years

For our youngest patrons, our Rubber Ducky Club is the read-to-me portion of the Summer Reading Program. If you would like your little one to be a part of this program, race on over to the Children’s Department to register and get a reading log. Read 30 books together and earn a rubber ducky! Registration begins Monday, May 15th.

7th Grade through High School

All teens 7th grade through High School are eligible to enter our Teen Summer Reading Program beginning June 17th through August 5th.  Sign up at the library, and then enter your name into the weekly drawing each time you finish a book.  Beginning June 17th, the weekly prize drawings will include gift certificates to Knight’s Action Park, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, the movie theater and more.  On August 5th, one lucky reader will win the Grand Prize – a $50 gift card to Best Buy!

Announcing: Book Camp!

 In addition to our Summer Reading program, the Library is now offering BOOK CAMP for children 4 years to 6th grade. Each day, children will participate in games, crafts, and reading  activities centered on the “Reading By Design” theme. Children will try their hands at building, science  experiments, and design of all kinds. Book Camp will cost $1 for district residents and $5 for non-residents. We offer one session for children in 5th and 6th grades. For children Preschool to 4th grade (must be 4 years old by May 31, 2017) we offer two sessions; you choose either the June or July session. Please see the available dates below. Registration is  required and begins May 15th. Register early as the number of participants is limited. 

 **Please be aware that signing your child up  for Book Camp does not sign your child up for Summer Reading but children are encouraged to participate in BOTH programs!

 5th and 6th Grades June 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th  Programs run 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
 3rd and 4th Grades Pick ONE Session: June 12th, 14th, 16th  OR  July 24th, 26th, 28th Programs run 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
 1st and 2nd Grades Pick ONE Session  June 19th, 21st, 23rd  OR  July 17th, 19th, 21st Programs run from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
 Pre-K and Kindergarten Pick ONE Session June 26th, 28th, 30th  OR  July 10th, 12th, 14th  Programs run from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.