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Summer Reading 2015

June 6 - August 8, All Branches

Enjoy reading, attend programs, earn prizes!

To participate, sign up at any Pratt Library location starting June 6, 2015.

This summer’s theme is Heroes!

We offer theme-based reading lists, activities, and prizes for each age group.

Learn more...

For Children: "Every Hero Has a Story"

Summer Reading for Children: Every Hero Has a Story

For Teens: "Unmask!"

Teen Summer Reading: Unmask! Original artwork by Aishwarya Shettigar

For Adults: "Escape the Ordinary"

Adult Summer Reading: Escape the Ordinary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Summer Reading Program, anyway?

Simply put, the Summer Reading Program is a way to encourage everyone to read all summer long. As an extra incentive, you can even earn prizes along the way for the reading that you do! Kids are at a particular risk of losing some of the knowledge they gained during the school year if they don’t read during the summer months. This program can help make sure they’re on track when they head back to school!

Is the Summer Reading Program a camp where I can bring my child?

No. The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage independent reading. Kids can keep track of the reading that they do at home, at the library, anywhere, and in turn, they can earn prizes.

Is the Summer Reading Program only for kids?

No! Everyone ages birth and up can participate. There’s a program for kids, teens, and adults with different rules and prizes for each. We consider kids to be from birth to entering 5th grade in the fall. Teens are entering 6th through 12th grade. The adult program includes everyone else.

How much does the Summer Reading Program cost?

It’s free!

Where and how do I sign up?

Stop by any Pratt location beginning June 6 to get started. We’ll get you everything you need keep track of your reading.

How can I earn prizes?

Each of our programs works a little bit differently. For detailed information, you can click on the page for kids, teens, or adults. Basically, you’ll keep track of your reading either in a log if you’re a kid or teen, or by filling out an entry slip if you’re an adult. Along the way, you’ll be eligible for prizes and raffles.

Who keeps track of how much I read?

You do! The Summer Reading Program is driven by you. The more you read, the more opportunities you have to earn prizes. All you’ll do is check in your reading at your local library to be eligible.

When does the program start and end?

The program starts Saturday, June 6 and ends Saturday, August 8.

Help Reduce "Summer Slide"

The Pratt Library's Summer Reading program helps to reduce “summer slide,” the loss of academic skills that children may experience in July and August. This loss is nearly impossible to make up, compounds over time, and particularly impacts children in underserved communities.

Sponsor a child this summer: It costs just $60 to sponsor a child for a whole summer’s worth of library programs that make reading fun!

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