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Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading Registration Has Begun!

Registration is open for 2019 Summer Reading, open to all ages. Get ready to "Choose Your Library Adventure!"

Summer Reading Registration Is Open!

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IMPORTANT DATES

May 18  Online pre-registration opened

June 1  Summer Reading begins and Reading Records available at libraries

June 29  First day to turn in Reading Records for final prizes

July 14  Last day to register for Summer Reading

July 28  Last day of Summer Reading and prize pick up

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May 31st | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Kick off Summer Reading with a concert for the whole family starring NYT bestselling author Eric Litwin.

Join Us

Month of May
Various Branches
Teens: Want to impact your community and make friends in the process? Volunteer at the library this summer. Sign up for an orientation.

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Spark a child's love of reading today! Here are some tips for creating a life-long reader.

Summer Reading Blogs

Here are some fun ideas (and, of course, books!) to help you make the most of your summer.
Summer is way too hot, friends. Here are five amazing graphic novels and comics paired with ice cream flavors to complement your reading.
Take snacks, a blanket and some favorite titles, then head outside to enjoy a "book-nic."

More to Explore

Did you know you can do more than just check out books at the library?
Need help finding what to read, watch or listen to next? Fill out this form and a librarian will recommend something just for you.
Not sure what to read, watch or listen to next? Browse Staff Picks and find your next book, movie or audiobook today! All ages and genres.

What We're Reading

AGES 0-5 READING RECORD

HOW IT WORKS

1. Read or do an Activity

Read together every day – how much is up to you! Or, pick an optional activity from the ideas below.

2. Color a Shape

Color a shape each day you read or complete an optional activity.

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3. Complete 30 to finish

After you color at least 30 shapes, bring your completed reading record to the library from June 29-July 28 to collect your prize.*

Change it up

  • Read together in a new spot at your favorite library.
  • Check out a Playaway for a summer road trip.
  • Check out a Just Right Board Book or Storytime To Go Kit.
  • Borrow a new book or children’s magazine to read together on the library’s patio.
  • Read together outside in the yard at home or under a tree at the park.
  • Our favorite place to read together is: ______.

*While supplies last.

AGES 5-12 READING RECORD

HOW IT WORKS
1. Set your Reading Goal

Set your personal reading goal. For example, choose to read for 20, 30 or 40 minutes. Read anything, such as books, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comic books and more.

2. Read or do an Activity

Color a shape each time you reach your reading goal or complete an optional activity.

3. Complete 30 to finish

After you color at least 30 shapes, bring your completed reading record to the library from June 29-July 28  to collect your prize.*

My Daily Reading Goal (Circle One)

20 | 30 | 40 minutes

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Change it up

  • Watch a movie based on a book.
  • Read to a family member or friend.
  • Draw a picture of yourself in your future dream job.
  • Check out a different format, like a digital graphic novel, audiobook, Playaway View or magazine.
  • Check out an award-winning book at arapahoelibraries.org/newberry.
  • Read a book about your favorite animal.

*While supplies last.

AGES 13-17 READING RECORD

HOW IT WORKS
1. Set your Reading Goal

Set your personal reading goal. For example, choose to read 30 minutes or 10 pages. Read anything, such as books, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comic books and more.

2. Read or do an Activity

Color a shape each time you reach your reading goal or complete an optional activity.

3. Complete 30 to finish

After you color at least 30 shapes, bring your completed reading record to the library from June 29-July 28 to collect your prize.*

My Daily Reading Goal (Circle One)

20 | 30 | 40 minutes

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Change it up

  • Read to a family member or friend.
  • Read about a place you’d like to visit.
  • Check out a different format, like a digital graphic novel, audiobook, Playaway View or magazine.
  • Watch a movie based on a book.
  • Recommend a book or movie to a friend.

*While supplies last.

AGES 18 AND UP READING RECORD

HOW IT WORKS

1. Read or do an Activity

Choose your library adventure this summer! Read six books or complete six activities…or a combination of the two. It is up to you.

2. Mark a Shape

Mark a shape each time you finish a book or an activity. 

3. Complete six to finish

Bring your completed reading record to the library from June 29-July 28 and be entered in a drawing to win a Book Lover’s Prize Bag.  

Read

Books I read:

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Change it up

  • Read a book in a different genre.
  • Read a book that has been made into a movie.
  • Read in a different format, such as an audiobook, eBook or magazine.
  • Share your favorite books with others by filling out a “Patron Pick” bookmark at your library this summer.

*While supplies last. 

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