Read On! Summer Reading Wrap Up

We just wrapped up our most successful Summer Reading Program on record! I don’t have the numbers for every event we hosted, but when I compare the numbers I have to the same numbers from last year, we had a phenomenal Summer! 

Our Summer Reading Program has two parts: the reading part where kids & teens track the time they read and adults mark squares off our Bingo sheet and the class/event part where people can attend an event at the library. Comparing sign-ups for the reading part and attendance for the event part, we have seen a significant increase in participation this year. Thank you! 

We had 368 people register for and receive the various trackers for the reading part of Summer Reading. Exactly half of those registered are kids ages 5 – 11 who earned a free book for every five hours they read. Overall, our total registration increased by almost 12% over the registration from last year’s program. 

This year, we saw almost 20% more people attend our Summer Reading events than we had last year. In all, 1,212 people made it to the library for an adult, teen, or kid event! And that’s not counting the number of people who attend our Library Festival! (I don’t have those numbers yet.)

I’m so proud of how hard the Library staff worked to make this summer a success. I love watching their planning unfold and I love hearing the stories of the people who attend. This summer seemed to bring a lot of fun and excitement to everyone who joined us. Next year’s slogan for Summer Reading is “Imagine Your Story,” which will surely be as much fun as this year!

We take a break from programming in August, but join us in September for Storytime Classes every Wednesday at 10:30 AM; Teen Night the first Thursdays at 6:30 PM; and Adult Classes and Workshops the second Thursdays at 6:30 PM.