Build a Better World with Summer Reading!

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June 1 - July 31

Head to Your Favorite Branch to Sign Up!

Celebrate summer at the library! This year's theme is "Build a Better World." All summer long, we'll be hosting events and classes for kids, teens, and adults centered around reading, fun, and making the world an awesome place to live. Summer Reading runs from June 1 July 31. All ages (including preschool) are invited to participate!

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The Summer Reading Program would not be possible without support from the Friends of LCPL and the LCPL Foundation. The Friends have provided funding for all of our excellent events this year, while the Foundation provided funding for the great raffle prizes you can read about below.

This year, we're keeping things simple and counting pages. What about books that don't have page counts, though? Use this handy guide:

For Unpaged Items
Picture Books/Easy Readers: 30 pages Board Books: 10 pages
Graphic Novels: 200 pages Chapter Books: 100 pages
Nonfiction Books: 100 pages Magazines: 30 pages
Audiobooks, eBooks: Check the print version

Kids Summer Reading Goals

Kids Summer Reading - hand holding a book seal

Kids of all ages can read to win this year! Head to the library for your Summer Reading log and mark off the pages to earn prizes. The prizes are cumulative, so make sure you visit the library every 300 pages to pick up what you've won!

Pages Read Prize
300 A book & 1 raffle ticket
600 T-shirt & 1 raffle ticket
900 4 Railcats tickets & 1 raffle ticket
1200 A book & 1 raffle ticket
every additional 300 1 raffle ticket

Teen Summer Reading Goals

teen summer reading: build a better world seal

Earn a raffle ticket for every 300 pages you read! Come to the library to pick up your reading log and keep track of your pages. When you hit 600, you'll get a t-shirt along with your raffle ticket. You can put the ticket toward any of the prizes in the raffle. Increase your odds by focusing on one prize, or spread your luck over several different ones. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!

Adult Summer Reading Goals

Summer Reading for adults is simple! First, come to the library to pick up a reading log. For every 300 pages you read, you get a raffle ticket that you can put toward whatever large prize you want. Want to win the bouncy slide for your kid? Put your tickets in that bucket! Want the brand new Kindle for yourself? Go for it! Can't decide? Spread your tickets out over multiple prizes. It's up to you!

Check Out the Raffle!

Here's how it works: Head to the library, pick up your reading log, and mark off pages read. When you earn raffle tickets, put them toward the prize or prizes you want to win. If you read enough pages, you could put a prize in every bucket - or concentrate all the tickets in one bucket for the prize you want the most. It's up to you!

Special thanks to the LCPL Foundation for making these great prizes possible!