Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading is finished for 2019! We look forward to reading with you next year.

This year Summer Reading is all about the expanse of our imaginations and what happens among the stars. Dream, create and read with your library all summer long. It’s free, and we have versions for all ages. Summer Reading goes from May 22 to August 4, 2019. See below for more information.

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

Summer Reading begins May 22.

For Children

Complete the program, and, beginning July 1, you’ll get a free book. Plus, you’ll be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards. All four libraries will have silly photo ops, giant coloring sheets and other fun surprises in the children’s areas all summer.

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 15 hours and do 10 activities.

For Teens & Adults

Complete the challenge, and, beginning July 1, you can pick up a finishing prize. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other rewards like an Amazon Fire Tablet.

Teens (12-18)
Teens will be challenged to read for 15 hours, share three book reviews and do seven activities.

Read three books, share three reviews and do seven activities.

Group Summer Reading

For 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 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, Kingdom City, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Sturgeon or Williamsburg is eligible.


Institute of Museum and Library ServicesGroup Summer Reading is 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.