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What is Summer Reading?
How do I join?
How Do I Earn Prizes?
Babies & Kids (0-8 years), Tweens (9-12 years) and Teens (13-17 years) can visit their library every week to earn a different incentive prize. Bring in your reading log to show us what you have accomplished! There will be a Tween grand prize drawing at each branch and a system-wide grand prize drawing for Teens. Tween and Teen grand prize drawing entries are earned by attending special events held at Library branches.
Adults (age 18+) can submit completed reading cards any time. Weekly prize drawings will be held at each branch. There will also be a system-wide grand prize drawing at the end of the Summer Reading Program.
Why is Summer Reading important?
Studies have shown that children who read during the summer generally maintain their reading skills and that children who see their parents read, or who read with their parents, generally score higher on standardized tests.
Reading is important for everyone in the community, regardless of age, and reading is a skill that grows with practice throughout a lifetime. It's free, easy to do because you read whatever you like at your own pace, and it's a fun, easy, zero-risk way of showing your support for the public library and its services.