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Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9:00 am—5:00 pm on the 3rd Floor

Join us for activities and games galore!  Register for Summer Reading online at the library or at home.  Each family member who registers at the kickoff event will get a voucher for a free book at the used book sale in the 3rd floor ballroom!


The Program

We're excited to once again offer THREE programs this year!

  • Apprentices (ages 0-3): Set a goal for the number of minutes you will TALK, SING, READ, WRITE, or PLAY each day with your child (minimum 10 minutes) for 5 days per week
  • Journeymen (ages 4-8): Set a goal for the number of minutes you will read each day (minimum 15 minutes) for 5 days per week
  • Master Craftsmen (ages 9-12): Set a goal for the number of books you will read this summer (minimum 3 books)


  • Tracking: You may track your reading on an unofficial paper tracking sheet, but please log your reading online to earn points and badges and win prizes. All reading must be logged online by July 28 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Apprentices: 1 minute = 1 point
    • Journeymen: 1 minute = 1 point
    • Master Craftsmen: 1 book = 200 points
  • Secret Code Challenges: Attend library programs and complete challenges throughout the summer to receive secret codes, earn badges, and win prizes!
  • Badges: Badges are unlocked by logging books, completing challenges, and attending library programs.
    • 5 badges = 1 treasure box prize
  • Avatars: Earn points by reading to level up and unlock new pieces for your individual community-building avatar!  A new avatar level will be unlocked for every 40 points earned for up to 15 new avatars.
  • Teams: Upon registration, the computer will automatically assign you to one of three teams (green, yellow, or orange). You can write your first name on a team-colored hand cutout (available at Kickoff or the Children's Desk) that will be hung on our Story Circle bulletin board!  Teams will actively compete against each other to see who can get the most points from reading by the end of the program. The winning team will be announced at the Summer Reading Pool Party on Saturday, July 29.
  • Halfway Prize: Halfway prizes can be claimed starting July 3.  When you have finished 50% of your reading goal, come to the Children’s Desk to receive a prize!
  • Final Prize: Final prizes can be claimed from July 25 - 29.  When you have completed the 100% of your reading goal, come to the Children’s Desk to receive an age-level completion prize, a free book, and a ticket to the End of Summer Reading Pool Party!
  • End of Summer Reading Pool Party: Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Join us at the Provo Recreation Center Outdoor Pool for swimming and treats at our exclusive pool party for those who finish the Summer Reading program!

Summer Activites for Kids

Summer Story Time Schedule

Make and Take Crafts

Preschool Play

Kids' Code Club

Technology Wednesdays

Tween Thursdays