The library’s Summer Reading program is a fun way to stay engaged in reading and learning over the summer. The program is free and there are versions for all ages, from the youngest babies to kids, teens and even adults. The fun begins May 31 and ends August 3.
This summer, discover something new around you or about yourself. Summer Reading will help you uncover new reads, for all ages. Reading incentives are available beginning July 5 and while supplies last.
Birth to Age 5
Parents will get a sheet to record progress as you read with your children and do simple activities like singing a lullaby. Complete the program, and beginning July 5, you’ll receive a free book.
Dig Into Reading
Kids who sign up to Dig Into Reading will be challenged to read for 20 hours and do 10 of our suggested activities. Check back in at the library over the summer to attend programs , get more books and show us your progress. When you finish, you’ll receive a summer reading bag and be entered in a drawing to win boxed sets of books.
Group Summer Reading
Child care centers, clubs, etc.
We’ve put together a special version of Summer Reading  that’s easy to do with a small group of kids like a child care center or a scout troop. Do eight of the suggested activities together, and your group will receive some free books and every participant will receive a small reward.
Beneath the Surface Teen Reading Challenge
Teens who sign up  will be challenged to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our suggested activities. Get your card punched as you go, and when you finish, you’ll receive a summer reading bag and be entered in a drawing for Kindles.
Books by Snail
Kindergarten-Eighth Grade, County Schools
Books by Snail allows kids to check out books and participate in Summer Reading through the mail. Youth living in Boone and Callaway County cities not served by a library building including Auxvasse, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Holts Summit, Kingdom City, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Sturgeon and Williamsburg are eligible. Ask about it at school or sign up online  starting April 11.
Why should kids have all the fun? While you’re at the library picking up your next great read or browsing the online book reviews at DBRL Next , take a moment to register for the Groundbreaking Reads  adult Summer Reading program. Throughout the summer, share your reviews of what you’re reading to be entered in weekly drawings to win bookstore gift certificates and participate in online contests or respond to our Facebook status updates for chances to win other prizes.