Go to your local library and ask to sign up for the Summer Reading program. When you register, you'll have the option to pick one of three FREE books: El Deafo by Cece Bell
(graphic novel/ Tween), Pinned by Sharon Flake and Maze Runner by James Dashner (for teens) while supplies last.
You'll leave with your new book, a free drawstring bag, a bookmark with reading suggestions, and a reading log to record what you read.
Many schools and camps participate in the library summer reading program as part of their activities. Check to see if your group is already participating.
Bring a friend or family members! Summer Reading is for all ages, from birth on up.
This year, you have several ways to participate:
Fill in the bubbles with the books you've read and other activities on your “Unmask” tracker. Go back to the library to get a prize. Once you have completed the 16 bubbles in blue and red you get a T-shirt and an entry to win a $50 gift card!
Pick one the 3 books above, use the Unmask bookmark or ask the librarian for suggestions. Read what you like, in whatever form you like. (Printed book, eBook, graphic novel, audio book, etc.)
If you have any questions, ask your librarian!
Watch for fun free events at the library all summer long. Participation in two events will count as one book read for Summer Reading.
Possible prizes include free books, Teen Summer Reading T-shirts, giveaways and a gift card drawing. Details to come.
Print these yourself to bring in, or complete them at the library:
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!
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.
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.
Stop by any Pratt location beginning June 6 to get started. We’ll get you everything you need keep track of your reading.
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.
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.
The program starts Saturday, June 6 and ends Saturday, August 8.
Pratt Library's Summer Reading program is for all ages.