Summer Reading Program

All ages can join the fun for our 2022 Summer Reading Program! The theme this year is Oceans of Possibilities. All summer, we will have prizes for kids, teens, and adults who use the library and read this summer.

We will also have lots of fun outdoor programs throughout June, July, and August!! See all the details below.

Kids Summer Reading Program

Ages 3 and up can participate in our 2022 Summer Reading Program. Kids can get prizes for reading and completing activities starting on June 17! We have three levels of summer reading prizes this year. 

Level 1: Show us your book logs and choose from: 

  • Seed bomb
  • Goggles
  • Streamer Wand
  • Puzzle
  • Bath Bomb
  • And more! 

Level 2: Complete a book review to be featured on our 5 Star Shelf and choose from: 

  • Kinetic Sand
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Rainbow Colored Pencils
  • Terrarium Kit
  • Reading Light
  • And more!

Level 3: Make something based on the book you read! A story or poem, song, Lego design, painting or cake…anything you can imagine! You can only submit to this level once in July and once in August to choose from: 

  • A ticket to the Trevor Zoo
  • Gift Card to Kelly’s Creamery
  • Gift Card to Four Brothers Drive-In Movie Theater
  • Gift Card to Merritt Bookstore
Teen Summer Reading Program

Teens ages 13 – 18 can win a weekly prize by doing one of the following:

  • show your reading log
  • check out books from the library
  • attend an in-person teen program

Weekly prizes include slap bracelets, stuffed pirate octopi, bouncy balls & more!

For each of the above activities you will be entered into the drawing for a raffle on August 4th for a symbolic adoption of an animal of your choice through the World Wildlife Fund. If you complete more than one activity a week you get additional entries into the raffle!

Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer reading is not just for kids! The library will be having weekly raffles for adults for six weeks with various prizes. Entering is simple! Read a book, watch a movie, or attend any of our events, then write a sentence or two on our raffle ticket and drop it in the raffle jar next to the circulation desk. We will pull out a name at the beginning of each week! Check out the awesome prizes below. 

6 weeks of prizes  

1June 20 – 25Safari Syle Art BookCreel and Gow
2June 27 – July 12 Tickets to Drive-In MovieFour Brothers Drive In
3June 4 – 8Gift CertificateLocust Hill Market
4June 11 – 15Gift CertificateFlowerbox Millbrook
5June 18 – 22Gift BasketCordially Corinne
6June 25 – 29Gift Card and BooksMerritt Bookstore
Grand PrizeAugust 1 – 5Beach Gift BasketJuniper

Thank you to our generous local donors! 


Do audiobooks count? Movies? TV shows?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Absolutely! We love audiobooks. You can check them out in CD form or download them from Overdrive. The library is also more than just books, so feel free to count a watched movie or tv show. Don’t forget, you can also submit for attending an event as well.

Do I have to complete the book during the specified time? 

You must finish the book during the six weeks, but if you started the book ahead of the six weeks that’s okay! Just don’t submit reports for books or films that you finished before the six-week period.

Can I wait and submit on the week I most want the prize?

Yes! If you’re aiming for a particular prize, you can submit your ticket for a book read, film watched, or event attended (within the six-week time frame) for that week. There is no guarantee that you will get it though, so you might want to just read a bunch and spread the love. 

Can I win more than once? 

No. Sorry! To spread the goodness, once you’ve won you can’t win again, but you are still eligible for the grand prize, so keep submitting tickets even after you’ve won to up your chance for the big one! 

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