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Summer Reading 2023

It's Summer Reading time at your library!

This year's theme is "Reading Around The World"

Our Summer Reading begins on Thursday, June 8th and runs 6 weeks until Thursday, July 20th.

It's more important than ever to keep kids reading over the summer break. Did you know that kids who don't practice reading can lose up to 3 months of reading ability? It's nicknamed the summer slide! Reading just 20 minutes a day helps children retain what they've learned throughout the school year and helps them to start their fall semester more successful! 

How do I Sign Up?

You can register your child(ren) at the library OR by email starting Thursday, June 8th!   

Summer Reading Event - Kona Ice (Free small cone for kids and teens!) Drop by the Library on Thursday, June 15 between 1-3 pm for a frozen treat! Kona Ice, a mobile shaved ice company on wheels will be visiting the Library to celebrate the kick-off of Summer Reading! Kids and teens who register before the event will receive a voucher for a free small Kona Ice to bring to the event OR you can sign-up during!

Please note: Voucher is valid ONLY on Thursday, June 15th FROM 1-3PM @ the Marlette District Library parking lot.

How does the program work?

Our BINGO-style cards are back! Read books, do things, make stuff, win prizes — it’s that easy!

You can either: print-out the board at home or pick-up a physical board from the library.

BINGO-style cards are available for:

  • Kids Bingo Board (ages 0-12) (PDF) (complete ANY five bingo squares in any order you want) 
  • Teens Bingo Board (ages 13-18) (PDF) (complete ANY four bingo squares in any order you want) 

Once you’ve hit BINGO bring your sheet in to claim your reward AND enter to win a fun prize! All formats are okay, including e-books, print and audiobooks.

Please note: Try to use book titles only once per card! Challenge Yourself!

The final day to turn in sheets: Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Do we need to be present to win the prize drawings?

No. We will do the grand prize drawings during the last week of July, after the program has ended. If you win, you will be notified to pick up the prize at the library. Prizes not picked up by the end of August are forfeited. 

Postcards From Around the World Drawing Challenge

Draw a picture and win!

Draw a picture of your favorite book character OR your family portrait OR your favorite pet/stuffed animal on the postcard provided. Be creative! Entries must be submitted by Thursday, July 20th, 2023. Return your drawing to the library, and you'll receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone (compliments of McDonalds!) for participating in this year's Summer Reading Drawing Challenge! You'll also be eligible to win a special prize in a random drawing at your library! Special thank you to Independent Bank for sponsoring this year's prize!

  • Under the Sea Drawing Challenge Sheet (PDF)

End of Summer Reading Party!!

The Timber Creek Petting Farm will be here on Thursday, July 27th @ 1:00 in the afternoon! Approximately 12 animals from around the world including a great variety of mammals and reptiles! Join us for a fun interactive experience that you will never forget!

Why should kids have all the fun?!

Register (at the library or by email) for the Adult Summer Reading Program!

Our Adult Summer Reading Bingo encourages patrons to try out different genres and find new authors.  Check out and read books from the Marlette District Library to complete a BINGO (complete ANY four bingo squares in ANY order you want). With every BINGO you get on your card you'll be entered into a grand prize drawing!

All formats are okay, including e-books, print and audiobooks.

  • Adult Bingo Board (PDF)