Welcome to the 2021 Summer Reading Program from Oldham County Public Library! The Summer Reading Program is a way to celebrate and encourage children's love of reading. Summer Reading can also help build school readiness and stop the summer slide for school age kids.
The Children's Summer Reading Program is for newborns up to kids entering the 5th grade. There are different reading logs to track participation based on age. Select and complete the reading log that fits your child (for the elementary age programs, grade refers to what your child will be entering in the fall). You may have received a booklet in the mail already containing these reading logs. If you need additional booklets, you can pick them up at your local library. You can also print the individual sheets below.
Check in at your local library as you complete your reading logs to pick up prizes! For preschool and elementary age children, you can check in after each 5 days of completed reading to pick up brag tags and reading beads, or wait till you have all 25 days filled in and pick up your prizes all at once.
Once your child has completed their Summer Reading, make sure to fill out the form at the link below!
Participants who complete 25 days earn a book prize and a free child’s ticket to Sauerbeck Family Drive-In!
For Wee Readers, check in at your local library when you have completed the full log to claim your prize.
Looking for information about summer events for children? Visit the Programs and Events page! By selecting the orange "children" button and clicking "submit" you can filter results to show you everything happening for kids. Please note- registration for weekly events will open at 10am on the Monday of the week prior.
The Countdown has begun! Sign up to get a kit full of activities to build school readiness skills.
Click below to submit entries to the Children's Writing Contests (seen on pages 17 & 27 of the Summer Reading Program Activity booklet)
Craft kits will be available for pick up on Tuesdays throughout the summer at all library locations and at the OCPS Summer Feeding site at LaGrange Elementary. Picking up a kit does not require a registration, they are first come, first served. Please take only one per child for your household. Kits at the library will be available at 10am each Tuesday. See below for the schedule of kit activities! Click on the picture to see an instructional video on how to make the craft.
July 6th- Sunflower Seed Kit
July 13th- Backpack Charm
July 20th- Moving Animal Puppet