Summer Reading Program

2017 Summer Reading Program
May 20 - July 21
for Ages 4 - 17
New this year:
My First Book Club for Birth - Age 3


Starting tracking your reading on Saturday, May 20.
First Day to Report is Friday, May 26.
Last Day to Report is Friday, July 21.
Reporting Times:
        Monday - Friday  3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
                         Saturday & Sunday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 - 17:

  • Earn prizes for keeping track of the time you spend reading. Prizes include food coupons, special event passes, books, & more.
  • Spin the big prize wheel every time you report on at least an hour.
  • Read 12 hours and get in the drawing for St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Tickets.
  • At 16, 20, 24, & 36 hours earn Grand Prize drawings for one of our many terrific Grand Prizes.
  • 24 hour & up readers get on our Outstanding Reader List.
Download a printable time sheet to track time spent reading.

My First Book Club for Birth through Age 3.
Use your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log sheets to keep track of how many books you've read to your child. Bring in the child and the log during reporting hours to get age appropriate prizes and stickers. If you don't have a 1000 Books reading log, pick one up at the library or download and print your own. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Log Sheets

We have lots of fun Special Events planned for this summer for Kids & Teens. Click on the links for more information.

2017 Summer Reading Program SPONSORS

We would not be able to offer the wide range of events and prizes during the Summer Reading Program without the generosity of our SPONSORS. A big Thank-you to them for their generous donations of prizes, goods, and services.

Bronze Level:  Avalon Exchange, Breadsmith, Cliffedge Marketing, Dewey’s Pizza, Dierbergs Market, Dick Blick Art Materials, Kohn’s Kosher Meat & Delicatessen, Long Acres Farm, Lupton Chapel, Missouri Botanical Garden Butterfly House, Phoenix Rising, Plowsharing Crafts, Raging Rivers Water Park, St. Louis Zoo, Serendipity Gallery, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, & U. City Parks & Recreation.