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Summer Reading Programs

Click here to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

The Basics

Registration for the Summer Reading Program(Beanstack) and events(website calendar) begins May 26, 2020.  Remember, all reading times or activities need to be turned in via Beanstack by 5 p.m. Monday, August 31, to be eligible for prizes.  Prizes must also be picked up no later than Monday August 31, 2020.

Birth to age 3: There are 12 activities that the child will complete with an adult. Many of these activities may be things you already do with your child.  If something isn't age appropriate for your child, replace it with reading a book.

Age 4 to entering 5th grade: Read (or be read to) for 12 hours.

Teens (entering 6th grade to entering 12th grade): Read for 12 hours.

Everyone birth to age 18 who signs up for the summer reading program and completes their reading program will receive a prize package that includes:

  • Book
  • Coupon good for two games of bowling from Derby Bowling
  • One entry to win the grand prize for their age group

*Prize availability may be limited due to facilities not being open, per Covid-19 Guidelines.

Grand Prizes! Complete your reading challenge and be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for your age group.

Click here to check out the Summer Reading School Visit Video!

Tons of fun for all ages

Your Youth Services Librarians have put together one of the most creative and fun Summer Reading Programs ever!  Whether you have a newborn or an 18 year old, we have plenty to keep them busy and happy.

Try out a Facebook LIVE storytime, walk through the StoryWalk at High Park, join in the fun at a Storywalk @the library and enjoy performances in the comfort of your home.  There will be no shortage of ways to engage with the library this summer.  Click on the pictures below for more details!


For the Littles

School Age


Books, Books, Books!