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Children’s Summer Reading Program

There are Oceans Of Possibilities for entertainment this summer.

We have magicians, puppeteers, animals, and scientists scheduled to come to the library on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 for our Summer Reading Program.
Come join us!
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Interested in participating?
You can do so in three easy steps.

1)

Sign up between May 23rd and June 25th.

2)

Record all the books you read in your designated Reading Log.

3)

Return your Reading Log no later than July 11th to receive a prize pack and ticket to the End of Program Party!

Reading Logs

Event Descriptions

There are Oceans Of Possibilities for entertainment this summer.

We have magicians, puppeteers, animals, and scientists scheduled to come to the library on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 for our Summer Reading Program.
Come join us!
Bubbles 5
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Interested in participating?
You can do so in three easy steps.
1)

Sign up between May 23rd and June 25th.

2)

Record all the books you read in your designated Reading Log.

3)

Return your Reading Log no later than July 11th to receive a prize pack and ticket to the End of Program Party!

Reading Logs

Event Descriptions

Upcoming Events

11Jul
July 11, 2022 10:30

Magic with Michael Messing

10:30am | A.K. Bissell Park Pavilion

Frequently Asked Questions

Sign-Ups

How do I sign up my child for the Children’s Summer Reading Program?

Beginning May 23rd – June 25th, you can sign-up in person in the Children’s Room during library hours or online by using the form at the top of this page. You will be given a reading log if you sign-up in person. You will need to print your own log if you sign-up online.

Is there an age limit for the Children’s Summer Reading Program?

We do not have an age limit, however this year the library is offering an Adult Summer Reading Program for anyone who feels they have aged-out of the Children’s program. Please speak with someone on the Main side of the library for more information.

Which school do I write – the school I went to or the one I am going to?

The one you will be attending.

What if I attend school out of state/am homeschooled/don’t go to school?

Write the out of state school name/write “home”/or leave blank/write “none” if you don’t attend.

What if my child is just beginning to read? Is that Independent reader?

If you sign them up as independent, they have to read all 10 books by themselves. Family readers can get as much help as needed, including getting books read to them. We leave that choice up to the caregiver.

What are Splats and why are there stickers on them?

When you sign up for the program, your name and number are written on a dragon splat that is taped to the window. When you complete the 10 or 20 books required and turn in your form, you get a large star on your splat. For every five additional recorded books read, you will get another smaller star placed on your fish.

Why do you call them Splats?

The first year we put anything on the windows we were doing a program about art. That year, we wrote names on big paper paint splotches. We started calling them splats. The name has stuck.

Reading Logs

Do I have to read books from this library?

No. You can read books from other libraries or from home. You may also include ebooks, graphic novels, and audiobooks on your list.

Do I have to stop after 10/20 books?

We’ll never stop you if you want to read more. Ask in the Children’s Room for additional reading sheets.

If my child reads Harry Potter can I count that as two books?

No. If your child would like the challenge of reading Harry Potter, allow some shorter titles for other options.

When can we turn in reading logs?

Turn in completed reading logs Monday, June 13th – Monday, July 11th.

How can I turn in my reading log?

The library plans to stay open throughout the summer, so reading logs may be turned in in-person. If you need to make other arrangements to get your log by July 11th, please contact us at srporpl@gmail.com or call (865)425-3459.

What’s a prize pack?

Each year, participants who turn in their reading logs are given a surprise. This year’s prize pack is full of special items like stickers, pencils, a notebook, brag tags, a secret ocean egg, and other surprises. You will also get to choose a book to keep from our cart of donated books, and you get a ticket to the finisher’s party on July 12th.

Events

Can my child attend the events without signing up to read?

Yes. (Other children will be getting prize packs on those days, however, so you may want to explain why before your child becomes upset at not getting one.)

Do you have to attend the SRP scheduled events if you are in the program?

No. The Monday and Tuesday programs are optional.

Are all the events in-person this summer?

Yes. They will be held outside on the pavilion, weather permitting. If it is rainy out, we will move to the library auditorium.

Still have questions? You can email us at srporpl@gmail.com or call the Children’s Room at 425-3459.

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