We are excited for this years’ Summer Reading Theme- Ocean Tales. The purpose of our Summer Reading Program is to encourage kids to check out and read books during the summer! We also provide free, fun, and educational activities.

Kids Summer Reading Program

June 11, Saturday @ 1:00 PM

  • Youth Book Club (Grades 3-5)
  • Rain Gutter Regatta Part 1 (Grades 1-5)

June 14, Tuesday @ 10:30 AM

  • Storytime (All Ages)

June 16, Thursday @ 4:30 PM

  • JC P&R Mobile Rec, Archery (Ages 3+)

June 22, Wednesday @ 1:00 PM

  • World of Bats (Grades 5 & under)

June 24, Friday @ 11:00 AM

  • Crafty Storytime (Ages 3+)

June 28, Saturday @ 10:30 AM

  • Sand Art Storytime (Ages 5+)

June 30, Thursday @ 11:00 AM

  • PVAS Coastal Birds Program (Grades 3-5)

July 1, Friday @ 10:30 AM

  • Storytime (All Ages)

July 6, Wednesday @ 11:00 AM

  • JC P&R Mobile Rec, Mini Golf (Ages 3+)

July 9, Saturday @ 1:00 PM

  • Youth Book Club
  • Rain Gutter Regatta Part 2 (Grades 1-5)

July 12, Tuesday, S1 @ 11:00 AM | S2 @ 1 PM

  • WVEP Program: Session 1 (Ages 3+)
  • WVEP Program: Session 2 (Grades 3-5)

July 13, Wed., S1 @ 9:30 AM | S2 @ 10:30 AM

  • Yoga @ HF Brewing: Session 1 (Grades 5 & under)

July 14, Thursday @ 11:00 AM

Crafty Storytime (Ages 3+)

July 19, Tuesday @ 10:30 AM

  • Storytime (All Ages)

July 22, Friday @ 11:00 AM

  • JC P&R Mobile Rec (Ages 3+)

July 23, Saturday @ 1:00 PM

  • Rain Gutter Regatta Part 3 (Grades 1-5)

July 29, Friday @ 7:00 PM

  • Movie @ the Park, Luca (All Ages)

The Kids Summer Reading Program is  for children going into 5th grade and under.

From Monday, May 16th-Friday to July 29th. Sign-up and begin reading starting May 16th. Youth Programming begins the week of June 13th, sign-up will be required for most activities. Sign-up sheets will be in the children’s area or you can call to sign-up beginning June 1st.

Children Grade 5 and below are welcome to participate in this year's Summer Reading Program for Kids.

Each child will receive a reading log to record the books they read. You may begin reading as soon as you sign up for the program. Raffle tickets will be earned for the books you read, or, for the little ones, the books that you read to them.

In order to receive your raffle ticket(s) bring your log to the library anytime for a staff member to tally and initial.  Place your ticket(s) in a prize box of your choosing. Our End of Summer Reading Movie in the Park at The Amp in Sam Michaels Park will be held Friday, July 29th.  Gates open at 7pm, with a raffle drawing at 8pm, and movie starting at sundown. You do NOT need to be present to win.

* Parents Please help younger children keep an accurate reading log *

Type of Book Tickets
1 Graphic Novel 1 Raffle Ticket
5 Easy Readers 1 Raffle Ticket
5 Picture Books 1 Raffle Ticket
Chapter Books under 100 pages 1 Raffle Ticket
Chapter Books 100+ pages 2 Raffle Tickets

What are the ages for the different Summer Reading Programs? Kids are 5th grade and under, Teens are 6th-12th grade, and Adults are 18+.

What if I sign up for event and cannot attend the program? Please call or email us as early as possible so we can offer the spot to another child. Some of these programs have limited occupancy, and have wait lists.

What if my child isn't reading on their own yet? That is okay. Even if your child is an infant, they can participate. Log in the books that you or others read to your child.

How long do I have to sign up for the program? You have from May 16-July 29, 2022 to sign up for the program. Summer Reading ends when raffle prizes are drawn July 29th.

Can my kid, who is in the 5th grade and below category put in their tickets for a teen prize? No. Children books are often shorter in length and content and can receive many more tickets than teens can in their category. Due to that, children would have an unfair advantage over teens with their chance to win a prize.

What documents do I need for the Summer Reading Program?

Attached are the documents. In order to participate in the program, please sign up in person or phone: 304-535-2301.

 

Teen Summer Reading Program

June 16, Thursday @ 4:30 PM

  • Teen Night (Grades 6+) @ 6 PM

July 13, Wed., S1 @ 9:30 AM | S2 @ 10:30 AM

  • Yoga @ HF Brewing: Session 2 (Grades 6+)

July 21, Thursday @ 6:00 PM

  • Beach Blanket Bingo (Grades 6+)

July 27, Wednesday @ 11:00 AM

  • Ocean Science (Grades 6+)

July 29, Friday @ 7:00 PM

  • Movie @ the Park, Luca (All Ages)

How does it work? Record the books you read on your reading log. Bring your log to the library for a staff member to tally and initial. Earn one raffle ticket for each book you read and place your ticket(s) in a prize box of your choosing. Raffle drawings will be held at 8pm on July 29th. You do NOT need to be present to win.

The Teen Summer Reading Program is  for grades 6 and up.

From Monday, May 16th-Friday to July 29th. Sign-up and begin reading starting May 16th. Teen Programming begins the week of June 13th, sign-up will be required for most activities. Sign-up sheets will be in the children’s area or you can call to sign-up beginning June 1st.

What are the ages for the different Summer Reading Programs? Kids are 5th grade and under, Teens are 6th-12th grade, and Adults are 18+.

What if I sign up for event and cannot attend the program? Please call or email us as early as possible so we can offer the spot to another child. Some of these programs have limited occupancy, and have wait lists.

How long do I have to sign up for the program? You have from May 16-July 29, 2022 to sign up for the program. Summer Reading ends when raffle prizes are drawn July 29th.

What documents do I need for the Summer Reading Program? 

Attached are additional documents, but please come in or call the library at 304-535-2301 to sign up.