June 3 - July 27, 2013
For Children Under Three with an Adult
Summer Book Buddies
Relax and spend time reading, singing and doing activities with your young child – have fun together and foster language development and a love of reading. Pick up a log to keep track of your sharing time and earn fun child-safe prizes.
For Ages 3 - 5
This program is structured for pre-readers and readers.
Come to the Youth Services Desk with a book you and your child have read together and pick up a paper reading log. It is up to you and your child to decide how many books you want to read between visits to the Library, but you must read at least one book for your child to be eligible to talk about a book and take home a prize. Each time your preschooler visits the Library to talk about a book, he can pick a prize from the Treasure Chest.
Online program: For every book reviewed online, preschoolers will be able to choose a small toy from our Treasure Chest.
For Entering Grades K - 5
Come to the Youth Services Department with a book that you have read. Write the titles and authors of the books you have completed in your paper reading log. Each time you visit you can tell us about one book and we will stamp its title on your reading log. Be sure to bring the book to your reporting session. Then you can try your luck and collect tokens which you can redeem for prizes. You may tell us about one book a day and play our game once a day, but feel free to read as many books as you want between visits.
Online program: Write an online book review and earn 2 tokens. Readers can log one review per day. Use tokens to purchase prizes in our Prize Gallery.
For Entering Grades 6 - 9
Bring your book to the Library and discuss it with a staff member. You may report on one book a day. You will receive 1 mile per page. You must bring the book with you to the report table to earn miles. Use your miles to buy prizes.
Online Program: Write an online review of a book at your reading level and at least 100 pages long and earn 50 miles. Readers may do one online report per day. Use your reading miles to buy prizes.
Summer Special Events
To see our scheduled summer special events go to our calendar and advance to June or July.
January - March
Like to read and want some friendly competition? Join a team and have some fun!
August - May
Read books, write a short review for each book, and earn a special reading patch!