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Children's Summer Reading Program

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!

Summer Reading Program Completion Form

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.

Reading Logs

Events

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.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

The Countdown has begun! Sign up to get a kit full of activities to build school readiness skills.

More Information

Children's Writing Contest

Click below to submit entries to the Children's Writing Contests (seen on pages 17 & 27 of the Summer Reading Program Activity booklet)

Submit Entries

Summer Grab & Go Craft Kits

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.

June 8th- Clothespin Butterfly

June 15th- Paper Plate Ring Tailed Possum

June 22nd- Light Up Firefly

June 29th- Elephant Tassel Tail Bookmark

July 6th- Sunflower Seed Kit

printed box containing a sunflower growing kit

July 13th- Backpack Charm

crafted key chain made with animal figurine, beads, and rings

July 20th- Moving Animal Puppet

crafted paper finger puppet made with paper and brads.