Summer Reading 2019

When does the fun begin (and end)?

Summer Reading sign-ups begin Saturday, May 25, 2019.

All Summer Reading book logs must be turned in by Friday, July 26, 2019.

What is summer reading?

Summer Reading is a national program designed to encourage children of all ages to read throughout summer break. Studies have shown that when children read, it increases vocabulary, curiosity, and memory, creates opportunities to build listening skills, and forms a foundation for scholastic success. One of the goals of the Shelby County Public Library is to inspire life-long learning, and one of the first steps towards that is our summer reading program.

How to complete the Summer Reading program

  • Children reading board books to picture books must read (or be read to) 15 books
  • Intermediate readers must read 3 chapter books
  • Middle and high school students must read 2 or more novels

Daycares and Summer Reading

Is your daycare interested in taking part of the summer reading program? If so, contact our Bookmobile librarian, Rebecca, for more information by emailing or calling (502) 633-3803.

When your daycare signs up, each class will be given a form to keep track of the books your class reads together, as well as a form let us know how many children are in each class.

Once your class has read the specified number of books, turn the forms into Rebecca or our Children’s Department, so we can give the correct amount of books to your class so each child can take one home.

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