The library's Summer Reading program is a fun way to stay engaged in learning throughout the summer. The program is free, and we have versions for all ages. Except for Books by Snail, sign-up begins June 2 for all components of Summer Reading.
Birth to Age 5, June - Aug. 2
Sign up at your library or at a bookmobile stop. Read with your child 30 days throughout the summer and do simple activities like playing, drawing or singing together. Complete the program, and, beginning July 7, you can claim a free book.
You can print our list of suggested books for Little Sparks .
Fizz, Boom, Read!
Ages 5-12, June - Aug. 2
Sign up at your library or bookmobile stop. Kids will be challenged to read for 20 hours and do 10 of our suggested activities. Visit the library to show us your progress, attend programs and get more books. Complete the program and you get a free book (which you can pick up beginning July 7). You'll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards. Visit kids.dbrl.org  for reading recommendations, program announcements and more!
You can print our list of suggested books for ages 5-12 .
Group Summer Reading
Child Cares, Clubs, Etc., June - Aug. 2
Sign up at your library, at a bookmobile stop or at www.dbrl.org/summergroups . 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. When you complete eight of the suggested activities together, your group will receive some free books, and every participant will receive a small reward.
Spark a Reaction
Teen Reading Challenge
Ages 12-18, June - Aug. 2
Teens will be challenged to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our suggested activities. Complete the challenge, and you'll receive a free book (which you can pick up beginning July 7). You'll also be entered into a drawing for some other fun rewards. Sign up at your library, the bookmobile or at teens.dbrl.org .
You can print our list of suggested books for teens .
Adult Summer Reading
June - Aug. 2
Why should kids have all the fun? While you're at the library or browsing for your next book at next.dbrl.org , take a moment to register for adult Summer Reading. Throughout the summer, share reviews of what you're reading to be entered into weekly drawings for bookstore gift certificates.
Books by Snail
Grades K-12, County Schools, May 29 - July 25
Kids from rural areas can check out books and participate in Summer Reading through the mail. Any child or teen who attends school in Auxvasse, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Hatton, Holts Summit, Kingdom City, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Sturgeon or Williamsburg is eligible. Ask about it at school or sign up now . Book mailing begins May 29 and continues through July 25.