Summer Reading is Perfect for Kids!
Our Kids Summer Reading Program is for kids from birth all the way up to kids who have just completed 6th grade.
Kids read books at their own reading level (or listen to books if they are not yet reading) and earn prizes for each completed reading log. Complete six reading logs to finish the program and earn extra prizes, including a free book!
Reading over the summer helps kids retain and grow their reading skills while they are out of school.
Sign up in the Children’s Department or online. You can pick up or print a reading log to keep track of all that great reading you’re doing. You can even go paperless and track your reading online!
You can register any time throughout the program. You can even count any reading you’ve done since the program began!
Kids, complete Reading Logs based on either the number of books that you read or the amount of time that you spend reading.
For each Reading Log that you turn in, you’ll receive Book Bucks that you can spend in our Library Store. The Library Store is stocked with great prizes, like coupons for food or activities at local businesses, candy, toys, and lots, lots more!
There are tons & tons of activities all summer long with fun new activities each week of the program! Pick up a summer calendar so you don't miss out!
Some of our multi-week activities include Summer STEAM Club, Summer Book Adventures, and Summer Baby Rock.
Summer STEAM Club
Summer STEAM Club is aimed at kids in elementary school and their families. Each week will feature different experiments and activities based on STEAM principles - science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Summer Book Adventures
Summer Book Adventures is a weekly story hour aimed at three- to five-year-olds and their families. Join us in the Community Room each week to sing songs, enjoy stories, crafts, and activities.
Summer Baby Rock
Summer Baby Rock is a chance for Baby to get involved in the summer fun! Each week we'll sing songs, do fingerplays, share stories, and enjoy bubbles – all intended to stimulate and enhance babies’ development of language and senses. Summer Baby Rock is aimed at babies from birth to 2-years-old.
Every child that finishes six Reading Logs will get to pick out a free book from our Book Bonanza. These are brand new books that are yours to keep!
Many thanks to the Normal Public Library Foundation for sponsoring the Book Bonanza!
4th-6th Grade Bonus Party
The Fourth through Sixth Grade Bonus Party is a special treat for our older kids who finish all of their Reading Logs. You won’t want to miss this after-hours party full of games, movies, crafts, food, and more!