Summer Reading at the Centerville Public Library is here. This year, we’re celebrating friendship, kindness, and working together! We hope you’ll join us, June 1 – July 15, for a fantastic summer of reading, playing, crafting, and enjoying our community All Together Now!
We have reading programs and events for ALL ages: babies-preschoolers, school-age children, teens, and adults! So don’t miss out!
Sign-ups begin Monday, May 22. Stop by the library on or after that date to register and pick up all the summer reading info you’ll need. Kids and teens will get a free book just for signing up!
The program officially kicks off on Thursday, June 1, with an awesome animal show by Silly Safaris at 5:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss it! Thanks to the Friends of the Centerville Public Library for making this show possible. (Anyone who brings donations for HELP the Animals to this event will receive an extra entry into one of our grand-prize drawings!)
Young Children (Ages 0-4)
Learning to read begins before children start school, which is why the Centerville Public Library has summer reading activities for our littlest bookworms! When you sign your young child up for the program, they will receive a bag of goodies and information, as well as a FREE book they can keep! We have board books and picture books to suit every stage of development.
Throughout the summer, we encourage you to read and do other fun learning activities with your child every day. When you do, you or your child can color in the matching book on your tracking bookmark. Once a bookmark is filled in, bring it back to the library for a prize and an entry into one of our grand-prize drawings!
School-Age Kids & Teens (Grades K-12)
Summer is the PERFECT time to read for FUN! No school means no AR tests! It’s a great opportunity for kids to read books they are interested in that might be below their school reading level, as well as time for families to read higher-level books together! Everything counts for Summer Reading!
When kids and teens sign up, they will receive a bag full of goodies and info, as well as a FREE book they can keep! We have a great selection of picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, middle-grade novels, nonfiction books, and YA novels!
Throughout the summer, we encourage you to read at least 20 minutes a day (but remember, you can read WHATEVER YOU WANT!). When you do, simply color in one of the books on your tracking bookmark. Once it’s full, bring it back to the library for a prize and an entry into one of our grand-prize drawings!
Summer Reading isn’t just for kids! The library’s adult department has LOTS of fun activities for adults to enjoy this year as well. Take a look!
TOGETHERNESS TIMES is our weekly newspaper filled with fun activities. Complete each week and turn in for an entry to our Friendship Prize raffle.
CHECKLIST CHALLENGE’s will be available bi-weekly. Complete 8/16 objectives and bring it in for a Unity Prize entry. Complete the remaining 8 objectives for a Better Together Prize ticket.
GRAB ’N’ GO’s will be available throughout the summer while supplies last.
GUESS WHERE is our SRP ‘23 weekly game where we encourage patrons to search for this week’s notable place in Centerville based on the clue posted online and in the library.
ALL TOGETHER NOW Tabletop Coloring Sheet will be available throughout the summer to work on at your leisure.
PUZZLES will be up all summer for patrons to put together.
…And don’t forget to read through July 15th to earn tickets for The Better Together Prize Jars!
Check out our Events Page or Calendar to see all the fun activities we have planned for various ages this summer! Silly Safaris, storytimes, Cope Center visit, adult mystery games, crafts, lawn party, and more!