Summer Reading

Summer Reading is finally here! Registration Week – May 24-28

Follow our RCPL Summer Reading event on Facebook – COMING SOON 

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

Registration: Begins on May 24th (Beginning MAY 24th – Pick up Summer Reading goodie bag with reading logs) 
If you miss registration week, don’t sweat it! RCPL is accepting registrations all summer long for the duration of the program. (Signup form located below.)

Participate in weekly events, record books read to earn prizes, and encourage reading and education through this summer-long program!

Okay, so you want to be a summer reader… What do you do first?

  • You can go ahead and look up our event on Facebook and mark going or interested (if you have Facebook) to get notifications. We will be posting activities and Summer Reading News in the event. An email option is available if requested.
  • Register beginning on May 24th. You can register everyone in your household if they want to participate.
    WAYS TO REGISTER – You can register below (beginning on May 24th) or by calling the Library (606) 784-7137 during Library hours.
  • On June 1st or after – After you have registered you will visit the Library drive-thru window to pick up your take-home bag with goodies.



You may register for Summer Reading by filling out the attached form or by calling the Library. We will be giving away prizes for children, teens, and adults, who participate in reading and will be giving away prizes for select virtual events.


CHILDREN – Children ages 3-12 will get take-home bags with activities and crafts. There will be 2 bags of activities and crafts for children to pick up.
They may pick up their first bag when they register. It will contain all activities for the month of June.  Follow along with Sandy by interacting in our virtual Summer Reading event on Facebook. Parents assist children with activities and virtual interaction. 

Register and keep track of books read and mark it on your children’s reading logs. 


TEENS AND ADULTS – Register and keep track of your reading by marking books read on your adult reading logs. If you need another just ask!
Babies, Teens, and Adults will pick up only one summer reading bag. Activities and crafts will be given out through special make and take kits throughout the summer. 






Records and Prizes: This year # of books read will be counted for each age group except babies. All babies who participate will get 3 free books. To be entered to receive 3 free books at the end children 3-7 must read 5 age appropriate books, 8-12 must read 2 age appropriate books, 13-17 must read 2 age appropriate books, and adults must read 3 age appropriate books. You must read a minimum of 5 books to be entered into the grand prize. Each initial bag for different ages will have a Summer Reading activity path sheet. If completed you will earn an extra entry into the grand prize. Everyone can earn a total of 2 chances. The grand prize for each age category will be a $25.00 Fuzzy Duck gift card. 



The finale is still being planned due to COVID-19. Stay tuned in July for more details…






KY Saves 529, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Kentucky Department for Library and Archives (KDLA) are excited to announce the launch of Go Wild! College Savings Summer Reading Sweepstakes, a special opportunity for families who participate in the 2021 Summer Reading Program. Go Wild! encourages Kentucky children to participate in the Summer Reading Program at their local public libraries and offers a chance to win a $1,000 KY Saves 529 savings plan account. Each winner’s local library will also receive $500 for future reading programs.


Kentucky parents, grandparents and guardians who are at least 18 years of age may enter on behalf of their child (age 18 or younger) who has enrolled in a Kentucky public library summer reading program. Four entrants will be randomly selected, one from each of KDLA’s regions. Enter to win between May 17 and August 13 at (The website is now LIVE)


Go Wild! College Savings Summer Reading Sweepstakes is sponsored by KY Saves 529 and KHEAA. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Visit for official rules and prize details. For more information about the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust (KY Saves 529), visit or call toll free 877-598-7878. KY Saves 529 is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC, is the Program Manager.