Adventure Begins at Your Library - 2024 Summer Reading Program

Discover all the adventures happening at USCL during our 2024 summer reading program! 

Adventure Begins at Your Library runs from June 1 through July 31. Participants can sign up now at the library. Pick up a summer reading packet for your age group at the front desk and get to reading! When you complete your packet, bring it back to the library for an entry into one of the prize drawings. 

We will be accepting donated canned or boxed food, personal hygiene, or household supply items at the library throughout the summer reading program. These donations will benefit the Christian Food Center.

Be sure to check out all the exciting programs for children and adults running throughout the summer reading program, too.


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Are you a casual reader? Sign up for our Casual Reader Experience during the 2024 Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading Program. When you register for the reading challenge you will receive a USCL cooler bag (limited to the first 50 sign-ups) and a reading tracker bookmark. There will be five (5) slots for you to fill in as you read books. Once the bookmark is full, turn it in for an entry to one of our three grand prizes. Keep coming back throughout June and July to receive more bookmarks to fill out and earn additional entries.

If the Casual Reader Experience isn't hard enough for you then join the 100 Book Club! This exclusive club debuted in 2023 and we’re continuing it this summer. When you sign up for the 100 Book Club you will receive a tracking chart where you can record the books you read between June 1, 2024, and May 31, 2025. The challenge is to read 100 books in a year! If you reach the 100-book milestone within that time frame you'll get to join The 100 Book Club. A reception will be held during the 2025 summer reading program to induct readers into our prestigious readers club. The club is for ages 6+. Adult readers can participate in both challenges during the summer reading program. Already completed the original 100 Book Club? We’re challenging you to do it again - and we’ll have something special in store for you next year if you hit the mark.

You can earn extra entries into our grand prize drawings by attending any of our adult programs throughout the Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading Program.

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TEENS (grades 6-12)

Join our teen/tween summer reading program and read awesome books, attend ridiculously fun programs, and try to win some prizes picked out especially for you by Miss Lisa! How do you earn tickets? Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, checkout items from the library (one ticket per checkout per day), or attend any of our fun summer programs. Once you've earned a scratch-off ticket, then scratch off the circle on the front to see if you've won a small prize. After that make sure to fill out the back of the ticket and put it in any of the prize boxes for a chance to win that item. There's no limit to how many tickets you can earn, so keep coming back for more!

Two kids dressed as pirates and standing on a book that serves as a ship. Text says Adventure begins at your library.


Bingo is back! Work your way through the Bingo card and mark off each activity that you complete. Each Bingo equals one entry to win a prize of your choice. You will receive a paperback book when you bring in your completed Bingo card.

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WEE READ (newborn to age 3)

This program enables even the youngest child to share in the joy of reading! Sign your child up for the Wee Read program and get work work reading together. Caregivers may cross out one (1) symbol for each book read to the child. Adults may bring the completed paper to the library until July 31 to receive a free board book. 



Summer Reading Program calendar

Saturday, June 1

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Donut Day - official summer reading program sign-up day! Open to all ages. 

Monday, June 3

Tuesday, June 4

Wednesday, June 5

Thursday, June 6

Tuesday, June 11 

Wednesday, June 12 

Thursday, June 13 

Tuesday, June 18 

Thursday, June 20 

Monday, June 24 

Tuesday, June 25 

Wednesday, June 26 

Thursday, June 27 

For additional information or questions about a specific program, call the library at 419-294-1345 or stop by the front desk.