This year, Summer Reading embraced unity among all people by inviting us to look at others with an open heart and to see everyone’s unique, wonderful self. Together we can make the world a better place.
If you completed this year’s program, finishing prizes are available at your library, on the bookmobile or via curbside pickup. Additional prize drawings will take place soon!
Summer Reading ended August 12.
Birth to Age 5 & Parents
Read with your child 30 times throughout the summer and do simple activities like playing, drawing or giggling together. Complete the program, and pick up a free book for your family beginning July 10, plus you’ll be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards.
Kids will be challenged to read for 15 hours and do 10 activities. Beginning July 10, kids who finish can pick up a free book and be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards.
For Teens (12-18)
Teens will be challenged to read for 15 hours, share three book reviews and do seven activities. Beginning July 10, teens who finish all the tasks can claim a free book or drinking glass and be entered into a drawing for additional prizes and local gift cards.
Read three books, share three reviews and do seven activities. Beginning July 10, finishers can pick up a free drinking glass and be entered into a drawing for a local gift card.
For Child Care Centers, Clubs, Etc.
We’ve put together a special version of Summer Reading for small groups of kids like child care classes.
Read together 25 times, and your group will get some free books plus a small reward for every participant. During Summer Reading, sign up online, and we’ll mail you a chart for tracking your group’s reading.
For kids in grades K-12, attending county schools
This service allows kids in our rural service areas without library buildings in their towns to borrow books through the mail. Any child or teen attending school in Auxvasse, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Hatton, Kingdom City, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Sturgeon or Williamsburg is eligible. Our staff can sign you up for Summer Reading and mail you Summer Reading materials along with your books.
We finished mailing books on August 12.