get your game on at the summer reading program

Oldham County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Get Your Game On

New this year to the Summer Reading Program: No registration required! That's right, you don't have to register to participate in the fun at the Library this summer (some events require individual registration, see listing for details). You merely have to submit your reading online once you have completed the program requirements. Once submitted, you'll receive an email certificate that you can turn in at any location for your prize bags! No matter your age or location, there is something for everyone this summer at the Oldham County Public Libraries. Check out all the events and get to a library!

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Children's Programs

Children's Programs

Children's SRP- For Children up to the 5th Grade

Participants can read anything they like this summer– books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, listen to audio books or try a Playaway. Reading a little bit every day, they will fill in the reading log for every 15 minutes read. Once 5 reading hours have been completed, participants can submit their reading log online to get their prize certificate. This certificate can be presented at any OCPL location for a prize pack and swim party ticket! Submit a reading log here. More information about programs here.

Wee Readers- for Children ages 2 years and younger

This program is designed to help parents of young children start sharing the joys of reading at an early age! Parents will record books read to their child. Once the reading log is complete, the child will receive a pass to the end of summer pool party and the parents will be entered into a prize drawing for a dinner for two. Submit a Wee Reader's Reading Log here.

Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten is your child’s gateway into school readiness. Participants will receive a free t-shirt that is their ticket to fun events this summer. Shirts can be picked up at the Main Library starting June 4th, or at any OCPL location starting June 6th. Your shirt is your admission to free events in Oldham and Jefferson County. A complete list of events will be given to participants when they receive their shirt. These events are geared specifically to build excitement for school and to introduce children to their peers. Special events at the Main Library include:

  • June 25th, 11am: Family concert with children's musician Laura Doherty. Main Library in LaGrange, no registration required.
  • July 23rd, 11am: Comedy show with Mr. Magic. Main Library in LaGrange, no registration required.

Teen Programs

Teen Program

Teens participating in the Summer Reading Challenge will keep track of their reading online or by using a paper reading log. Reading one book earns teens coupons and a single prize entry for our grand prize drawing. Prizes include an iPad mini, flat screen TVs, Beats headphones, gift cards, and event tickets to local attractions. Reading a second book earns teens a ticket to our Urban Ninja event and another prize entry. Read three books to complete the program and earn another grand prize entry and a ticket to our Teen Only Pool Party at the Aquatic Center. Teens can read more books to earn more entries into the prize drawing. Reading submissions of students from OC schools will be sent electronically to ensure credit for any school assignments. Submit a reading log here! More information about programs here.

Adult Programs

Adult Summer Program

Earn prizes entries for every book you read this summer! Participate from anywhere this year. Record books, magazines, or audiobooks on your paper reading log and turn in at your local library or submit reading records online. Make sure to check out the many adults only programs at the Main Library this summer! You can earn an extra prize entry for each event you attend.  Prize drawings will be held at the end of summer. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses and bookstores.

Check out the programming page for more information & other events.

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