Summer Reading


Ages 0-13
Our annual summer reading program for kids consists of two parts: 1) tracking time spent reading to earn incentives and 2) our summer events.  While you can certainly attend our events without tracking reading, we encourage both.  Studies have shown that reading during the summer protects kids from summer learning loss.  This means that they are more likely to start school in the fall ready to learn new material.  

How to Earn Reading Incentives
1.  Register and track online at or  pick up a paper tracker at an MCCLS library.
2.  Read what you like (being read to, listening to audiobooks, reading graphic novels--everything counts!)
3.  Visit an MCCLS library to get your incentive for each level you complete.
4.  Read 1500 minutes to collect all 5!
5.  You can earn reading incentives from May 13 through July 31.

Click here to view the summer event calendar.

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Ages 14 & up

Summer reading isn't just for kids!  We also have a program for teens and adults.  
1.  Visit an MCCLS library to pick up a paper reading log
2.  For each 15 minutes you spend reading, initial and date a circle on the log.
3.  For every block of 300 minutes you complete, bring your log to the library to be initialed by a staff member.  For each 300 minute block completed, you will earn two tickets for the weekly prize drawing.  
4.  At the end of the program, all tickets will be combined for the grand prize drawing for one of the three prize baskets pictured below.  If you complete the entire booklet (2700 minutes of reading), you will get one extra ticket.
5.  The program begins on May 13, and the final drawing will be held Wednesday, July 31.

srp 2024 adult prizes