Summer Reading

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Summer is here, and that means it’s time for RCPL’s annual Summer Reading program!

Registration: Begins on May 28 during normal library operating hours.
If you miss registration week, don’t sweat it! RCPL is accepting registrations all summer long for the duration of the program.

Participate in weekly events, track your reading to earn prizes, and encourage reading and education through this summer-long program!


You may register for Summer Reading by visiting the Children’s Area and filling out a registration form. We will be giving away prizes for children, teens, and adults, who participate in reading and will be giving away prizes at select events.

CHILDREN – Register and keep track of time spent reading and mark it on your children’s reading logs. Bring them to the library when you attend weekly activities on Thursdays for us to check off reading time. For PRIZE DRAWINGS children must read a minimum of 45 hours to qualify.

ADULTS – Register and keep track of your reading by marking books read on your adult reading logs. If you need another just ask!  For PRIZE DRAWINGS adults must read a minimum of 10 adult books to qualify.


RCPL Summer Reading will culminate in a finale of great prizes and fun on (Thursday, July 25). Groups will meet at their normal times to select their prizes for reading* and can enjoy playing on a bouncy house that will be located in the library parking lot during prize selection times.

*Please Note: Prize distribution for young readers, ages 0 – 36 months, will meet on (TBA) at 10:15 am for their prizes.

Adults may choose prizes anytime from 11 am – 3 pm on the finale day, (Thursday, July 25).


Check out a telescope for observing the moon, star constellations, wildlife, scenic views, and more! Please return all parts.
  • Check out limit is 2 weeks.
  • Late fee is $1.00 per day.


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