Better Together 2016 Summer Reading Challenge
For Kids & Teens   June 4 - August 6
This year we are celebrating the strengths of our community, creating opportunities for families to discover the world around them while forming a stronger connection with each other.
Join us for special storytimes, fun programs, family events, community projects, and more this summer! Learn more, get a full listing of programs and events and register for them today!
Building Community Kick-Off Event
Saturday, June 4, 1-3 p.m.

Kick off summer by building extravagant structures using KEVA planks, LEGOs, Toobalinks, and Strawbees! Pick up your reading log and get a yard sign. Enjoy sweet treats and have lots of fun!
Summer Reading Challenge for Kids 

Starting June 4, kids (birth-grade 6) can make a reading pledge. All that's needed to get started is a reading log available at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk.

Set a Goal

Because we're all different, kids will set their own reading goal.


Re-up the Goal

Once they've reached their goal, they can

s t r e t c h themselves to read even more. If they reach their new goal, they will earn an additional ticket for our grand prize drawing.



When kids reach their goal, they will receive one free

book of their choosing and a ticket for our grand prize drawing. To

redeem this offer, they must show their completed log to staff. 

Get a Yard Sign!

When kids and teens tell us how many books they will read this summer, they can get a "A Reader Lives Here!" yard sign to display at home. One sign per household. While supplies last. Email a photo of your kids and their sign to
and your family could be a winner!
Teens Together
Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

Starting June 4, teens (grades 7-12) can complete the following steps for a chance to win one of five $20 gift cards to Anderson's Bookshop, Barbara's Bookstore, or Chimera's Comics. All participants who finish the Summer Reading Challenge will receive a free book and an invitation to our 2nd annual Humans vs. Zombies Game / Laser Tag / Games-a-palooza.

1. Get your Teens Together official punch card at the library.

2. Read a book/graphic novel or attend a library program.

3. Get your card punched at the library each time you complete Step 2.

4. After five punches, enter your card in the drawing and select a free book (free book for first entry only).

5. Repeat steps 1-4.
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