For more information on our programs please check out our Youth Programming Brochure
How do you participate?
Visit the library beginning June 12 to pick up a Summer Reading Program folder with event information, your reading log, a bookmark, and stickers. We will also have some optional materials such as age-specific recommended reading lists.
Join us on June 22 for our Kick-Off event. We will be visited by Doodlery Art Bus. You can pick up a log at that time.
You can pick up a log anytime between June 12 and July 29.
Don’t have time to stop in?
For those who are unable to stop by to pick up a log, you can print one off at home. Click the link below to fill out a quick form and you will receive a link to print off the reading log. Start reading and doing the activities from home.
You will need to come into the library to have your raffle tickets removed and claim any weekly prizes.
These logs will no longer be available after July 29.
A link to request a reading log to print will be posted on June 12.
Who can participate?
We will have programs for three different age groups.
- Emerging Readers – For babies through preschool
- What if my little one is too young to do an activity?
- You may find that the activities state for children to do things independently. If your little one is too young to do the activities on their own parents can adapt them by doing the activities themselves alongside their child.
- For example if the activity says “Tell a grown up a story,” parents can instead tell a story to their child.
- How does that help? Well, talking is one of the 5 early literacy practices. It builds a bond between child and caregiver, but also helps them understand vocabulary, comprehension, and language development.
- Elementary – For youth in grades K-6
- Teens – For youth in grades 7-12
How does the program work?
Your log has two sides: a reading side and an activity side.
- Children will mark or color in the reading or activity they complete between June 19– August 6.
- For School-Age [K-6] and Teen [7-12] logs participants will mark off every time they read for 60 minutes or when they complete an activity.
- For Emerging Readers [Birth– PreK] children will mark off every 30 minutes they are read to or when they complete an activity.
- Children can return each week to show their progress, have their logs stamped, and select a weekly prize from our treasure chest.
- After a child’s second visit [when the log is stamped twice], their grand and grade level tickets will be cut off and submitted for the prizes. Your visit to get the log does not count as your first visit on the log.
- We are only offering 1 Grand Prize as well as Grade Level specific prizes.
- If there are more than 1 Grade Level Prize, participants are instructed to write in the prize they would like to win on their tickets.
- Grade level and grand prizes will be pulled on August 14 at 12PM.
What counts toward your reading time?
- Fiction? Counts!
- Non-fiction? Counts!
- Audiobooks? Counts. Check out our online audiobooks through CloudLibrary and Hoopla.
- Ebooks? Definitely counts! Check out our online ebooks through CloudLibrary and Hoopla.
- Graphic novels? Absolutely counts!
- Magazines? It counts too! Check out our online magazine through Flipster.
- Reading to someone? Yes, it counts!
- What if I cannot read for myself, but someone reads to me? That counts too! This includes all of our story time programs.
If you are reading this summer, it counts! You can even enter different reading programs. If you have one at school, reading counts for both. For emerging readers not yet reading on their own, log the time that others are reading to them.
We do not care what you read or how long (though we recommend 20-30 minutes a day for growing minds), we just care that you are reading this summer!
Are there prizes?
You bet there are! Depending on the age group, we will have grade-level raffle prizes and a grand prize raffle. All prizes must be picked up at the library (we are unable to mail prizes).
Check back with us closer to summer for more information about our prizes.
How do I complete the program?
You will complete the program if you do all of the activities and read for either 20 hours (K-6 & Teen Logs) or 10 hours (Emerging Reader Logs). On your logs this will equate to 20 out of 24 reading circles. When you complete the program you will be eligible for a free book from our lobby!
Free books cannot be selected until after week 6 or starting on July 31.
Events and Programs
We have a full calendar of events and programs going on all summer long. For more information check out our calendar here.
Thanks to our sponsors!
Warminster Township Free Library’s Summer Reading Program is sponsored and made possible by The Friends of the Warminster Library.
We also received some generous donations from the following organizations: