Traditionally, children’s summer activities in libraries were called summer reading programs, designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be a main objective of summer programs. However, we now call it the summer library program to emphasize that it’s about more than just reading. It’s also about learning and having fun.
Our free programs are planned to encourage and support a love of reading and learning. A library card is not required. We do ask that you sign up in advance for programs.
Reading should be fun! Summer is time to check out what you want to read. Reading over the summer helps increase and/or maintain the reading level and learning skills worked so hard to achieve during the school year.
A library card is required to check out books or other items. If your child wants to count books read during the summer, there is a reading component separate from the scheduled activities. Elementary students may count reading by coloring sections of a showtime-related picture that will be available at the desk after the school year ends. There’s also 1000 Books before Kindergarten for birth-to-pre-K children; summer is a great time to start!