Summer Reading 2018

Plug in your mic, turn up the volume and show your library love! We’re rockin’ out with books and activities all summer long. Summer Reading is free and we have versions for all ages. Summer Reading goes from May 30 to August 11, 2018. See below for more information.

For Kids  |  For Teens & Adults  |  For Groups  |  Books by Snail


Summer Reading starts May 30.

For Children

Sign up in person at your library or at a bookmobile stop. Complete the program, and, beginning July 5, you’ll get a free book. Plus, you’ll be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards. All three libraries will have silly photo ops, giant coloring sheets and other fun surprises in the children’s areas all summer. Plus, we encourage you to take a painted “Library Rock” and hide it out in your community as a fun surprise for someone else.
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Birth to Age 5
Read with your child 30 times throughout the summer and do simple activities like playing, drawing or giggling together.

Ages 5-12
Kids will be challenged to read for 20 hours and do 10 activities.


For Teens & Adults

Sign up online, at your library or at a bookmobile stop. Complete the challenge, and, beginning July 5, you can pick up a finishing prize. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for rewards like an Amazon Fire Tablet.

Teens (12-18)Adult Summer Reading, Libraries Rock logo on record playerTeen Summer Reading, Libraries Rock logo on record player
Sign up here. Teens will be challenged to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven activities.

Adults
Sign up here. Read three books, share three reviews and do seven activities.


Group Summer ReadingSummer Reading for Groups poster

For Child Care Centers, Clubs, Etc.
Sign up online, at your library or at a bookmobile stop. 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 class or a scout troop. You’ll receive a booklet of literacy activities and a chart for tracking your group’s read-aloud time. Read together 25 times, and your group will receive some free books plus a small reward for every participant.


Books by Snail

For Grades K-12, County Schools
This service allows kids in our rural service areas to borrow books and do Summer Reading through the mail. Any child or teen attending school in Auxvasse, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Hatton, Holts Summit, Kingdom City, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Sturgeon or Williamsburg is eligible. We’ll begin mailing books the last week of May and continue through August 3. Sign up online or at your school.

Sign up for Books by Snail


Institute of Museum and Library ServicesGroup Summer Reading and Books by Snail are supported by the Institute of Museum & Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.