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The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is a fun way to stay engaged in reading and learning throughout the summer. The program is free, and we have versions for all ages. Sign up begins May 22 for all programs and continues through August 20.


Sign up online at or on a library computer. The first 5000 people who stop in a library after signing up for summer reading will receive a free gift. Keep track of your reading time in your online account or in a printed reading log. Complete ten hours of reading, then pick up your prize (while supplies last) in the library through August 20. Don't have Internet access? Stop by and we can sign you up!


(i.e. home daycares, child care centers)

Sign up for a group account online at or on a library computer, then stop in a library and receive a free gift for each child in your group (while supplies last). Complete ten hours of reading together and each child in your group will receive a free book, a coupon for free Walrus ice cream and a free 3" plant coupon from Gulley Greenhouse (while supplies last). In addition, your group will receive an online printable certificate of participation for your center. Children who wish to participate in the library's summer STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities for special prize drawings must sign up with their families or individually.)


Once you've finished your first 10 hours... keep reading! Reach milestone reading levels of 25, 50, 75, or 100 hours and help build a Building Dreams Community Tower of Pom-Poms at the libraries! Let's build to the sky! Ask staff for details.


Readers who reach 100+ hours of summer reading and babies and toddlers with 25+ hours of reading by August 20 will be invited to a special Power Readers' Club event at the end of the summer. All hours must be submitted by August 20 so event details can be emailed to Power Readers prior to the event. Track your reading hours!


(Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math)

Individuals who do one activity in each STREAM category from your reading log will be entered up to six times in the special drawing for prizes at the end of the summer. Activity suggestions are listed in the reading logs and in individual and family online summer accounts. STREAM stickers for your reading log will be available at the library; online users may record their activities in their summer reading accounts to receive online certificates. (Logging STREAM activities online for groups is not available this summer.)

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