This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Tails & Tales,” and our program goes wild with stories about animals, both real and imagined. It’s free, and we have versions for all ages.
Reading and activity trackers are available to download below. You can also request printed Summer Reading materials at your library, at a bookmobile stop or via curbside pickup.
Complete your reading and activities to earn rewards at your library. Finish by August 14 to be entered into our prize drawings. Kids who have completed Summer Reading can pick up or download a Bonus Bingo sheet. Finish a Bonus Bingo sheet to earn an extra entry into our prize drawings!
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 1, 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 1, 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 1, teens who finish all the tasks can claim a free book and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet.
Read three books, share three reviews and do seven activities. Beginning July 1, finishers can pick up a free mug and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet.
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 or scout troops.
Read together 25 times, and your group will get some free books plus a small reward for every participant. Sign up online, and we’ll mail you a chart for tracking your group’s read-aloud time.
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.
Register online at booksbysnail.org. We’ll mail books through August 14.