Reading Programs

Summer Learning 2024: Adventures Begins at Your Library!

Registration for Summer Learning 2024, Adventure Begins at the Library, is now open. You can visit Summer Learning website to register online or visit the library during normal business hours to register in person and pick up a paper copy of your learning log. Everyone will have until August 17 to log reading and activities to earn badges and prizes.

Ready to Learn (For Ages Three and Under)   Read, talk, sing, write, and play together to earn badges. Each badge earned equals a special prize and an entry into a drawing for a basket full of books, games, toys, a gift card for caregivers, and more. Go a step further and complete science and math activities to earn bonus entries and badges.

Summer Learning 2024 (Preschool-5th Grade) Children in this group will read create, investigate, and explore to earn badges. Upon registration, participants receive an official Summer Learning ID and lanyard to hold all their earned badges. There are nine badges to earn this summer including Gold Reader and Game Master. Participants will receive prizes for completing three badges, entries into the grand prize drawing for each badge, and collect a prize for earning all nine badges.

Teen Summer Learning (For Middle and High School Students) Tweens/Teens can read and complete activities, like playing games and creating art, to earn badges and prizes. Each badge also earns an entry into the drawing for a $100 gift card to be used anywhere.

Summer Learning for Adults Adventure into a summer of discovery with our Adult Summer Learning Program! Unleash your curiosity and explore a world of knowledge   while earning badges for your achievements. From captivating reads to engaging programs, embark on a journey of growth and learning. Plus, there are fun prizes and craft kits in the future! Take advantage of this chance to make this summer one to remember with our exciting program!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenges families to read 1000 books together before a child’s first day of kindergarten.  Because reading together early has been linked to school success, this challenge aids in getting a child ready for school while promoting positive family interactions.  Families receive small incentives like sidewalk chalk and finger puppets throughout the journey to 1000 books and the library will host special programs for participants. 

Upon reaching 1000 books, children receive a certificate, book, and special photo magnet to commemorate their accomplishment.  Every 100 books read also earns an entry into drawings held every two months for a backpack full of kindergarten school supplies.  Registration for the program is always open.  Once registered families can visit the library or bookmobile to pick up their badge books. Your child’s badge book includes reading logs, stickers, special activities, and suggested reading lists.  The badge books can be used alongside Beanstack to keep track of the number of books read and prizes earned.