summer reading 2016


This summer, we encouraged everyone to get busy and read with the summer reading program “On your mark, get set, READ.” Now, nearly halfway through our program, we’re celebrating all your hard work. Starting July 5, when you have finished 50% of your reading goal, halfway prizes for those registered in the Children’s program can be claimed at the Children’s Reference Desk. Library patrons from all programs have already claimed 1,340 prizes with many more to come.

Curious about who else is participating in the Summer Reading Program?

Participants Registered
Adults – 1,023     
Teens – 383      
Children – 1,812 
Total – 3,218      

Medals Awarded
Adults – 5,607  
Teens – 25,60 
Children – 17,076
Total – 25,243     

Challenges Completed
Adults – 2,231     
Teens – 904 
Children – 2,826                 
Total – 5,961      

Books Read
Adults – 1,445 
Teens – 897 
Totals – 2,342

Minutes Read
Children – 24,347

Want to join the fun? You can still sign up on our Summer Reading page.

We still have more activities to explore reading, highlight library resources, and have fun.  

Movie Night: Cool Runnings
July 8 | 6:30 pm
Room 201

Retro Video Game Day
July 9 | 2:00 pm
Room 201

Teen Game Extravaganza
(ages 12-18)
July 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Library Ballroom

Book Swap 
(ages 10+)
July 20 | 7:00 pm
Room 201

AuthorLink with Julianne Donaldson
July 21 | 7:00 pm
Library Ballroom

Teen Movie Night: The Sandlot
(ages 12-18)
July 22 | 8:00 pm
North Courtyard

End of Summer Reading Party
For participants who meet their Summer Reading goal
July 30 |10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Provo Recreation Center Outdoor Pool and North Park
450 West 500 North, Provo
After reaching the summer reading goal, you will earn admission for yourself and your immediate family to the exclusive kid’s pool party. After swimming and treats, head over to North Park (right next to the pool), to play Olympic themed lawn games and make crafts. Admission tickets can be picked up beginning July 26 through the morning of July 30. 

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