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Join the 2017 Summer @ Your Library now

Summer Reading 2017 runs from Wednesday, June 14 to Sunday, August 20.

Sign up throughout the summer.

Summer@ Your Library encourages reading and learning throughout the summer. The theme is Build A Better World. . Summer Reading is for the whole family!

There is a different program for four age groups:

Preschool (birth to 5 years old)

Elementary School (Kindergarten to 5th grade)

Young Adult (6th to 12th grade)

Adult (ages 18 and up)


Read-To-Me Preschool (birth-5 years old): This is designed as an adult and child activity. Babies and young children can be registered and someone can read to them. Participants will use a game board and color in an action bubble for each activity completed. Reading may be substituted for any activity. When four activities are completed they can visit any BCPL branch for a sticker to be placed under the ‘Sticker Collection’ portion of their game board. After all five stickers are collected the child is eligible to receive a preschool completion prize.

Elementary (kindergarten – 5th grade): Participants will use a game board and read for one hour or one book. When four hours or four books are completed the child can visit the library for a sticker to be placed on their game board. After all four stickers are collected they are eligible to receive a school age completion prize.

Middle and High School (6th-12th grade) will participate in a raffle-style game during which they read books to enter a variety of drawings. The game board is a flyer, with instructions on the top and one raffle entry form on the bottom.  The participant will receive a registration prize upon registering. Each time a participant reads three books they can fill out an entry form with the book titles, their contact information, and the number of the prize raffle they are entering. Additional entry forms will be available in each branch. The more books read the more entry forms to fill out to win a prize. Raffles will be drawn at random every two weeks throughout the summer. Branches will notify the winners. Participants will not be awarded more than one prize.

  • Monday, July 3, 2017 First Young Adult Raffle
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 Second Young Adult Raffle
  • Monday, July 31, 2017 Third Young Adult Raffle
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 Fourth Young Adult Raffle
  • Prizes must be picked up by Sunday, September 3rd.

Adults (ages 18 and up): Adults can participate in Summer Reading and Learning, too! Adults register and then sign in online and track their participation online. To complete Adult Summer @ Your Library, a participant can either (a) read two books or (b) read one book read and attend one library program or event.. Adults who complete the requirements are automatically entered into the raffle for both the grand prize and the branch prize.  Winners of the drawings will be chosen at random on Monday, August 21, 2017.There will be a winner from each branch AND a grand prize winner. Participants will not be awarded more than one prize. Branches will contact prize winners and prizes can be picked up at the branch. Prizes must be picked up by Sunday, September 3, 2017.