June 11 - July 22
Early Registration begins June 6th | Last day to turn in logs is July 29th
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MINI ADVENTURERS ("read to me" ages)

Even the youngest pre-reader can participate in the library's Summer Reading Program. Children and their caregivers will read, sing, and play together to complete their reading log. Every baby or toddler who completes their reading log will win a book and stuffed animal prize, and will be entered into the drawing for a grand prize.



KIDS (independent readers through age 12)

There's tons of fun ways to read, play, and win at the library this summer, and the choice is up to you! Sign up and receive a coupon pack to get free treats around town.  Choose either to read 7 books or read for 7 hours, and you'll be entered into our grand prize drawing.

Plus, set a reading goal for yourself (as long as it's over 8 hours or 8 books), reach your goal, and you'll be entered into our super grand prize drawing for your very own BB-8.

You'll also get the chance to win even more prizes when you play Plinko, complete our weekly challenges, or take part in some of our fun activities listed to the right of this page.

Some fun programs to look forward to include:

TEENS (ages 13-18) & ADULTS (AGES 19+)

Once you sign up and receive your free gift, you get to choose your OWN adventure! You have the option of completing the summer reading program one of two ways: READ 5 or READ 20 in 20.

Option 1: READ 5
Read 5 complete books (or audiobooks) and fill in the title and author on your reading log. Earn 5 entries into our grand prize drawing. Keep reading books, and you'll earn an extra entry for each additional book.

Option 2: READ 20 in 20
Read 20 minutes for 20 days. Any kind of reading counts, including magazines, websites,  graphic novels, kids books, etc. Earn 1 entry into our grand prize drawing.

Extras
There are also plenty of options to earn extra raffle entries for runner-up prizes, including attending programs, visiting our library community garden, completing our scavenger hunt, competing in the book bracket, or finding A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E. letters throughout town. See the descriptions to the right for more information.

Some fun programs to look forward to include:

FOR KIDS
You can sign up at the library or by clicking on the link above. You will need to pick up your registration prizes at the library within 24 hours of registration.
GEO-CACHE

Take part in an anytime adventure by finding the library's geo-cache!

+How it Works
FOR ALL AGES
VISIT THE LIBRARY GARDEN

Visit the library's garden near Four Seasons park to earn extra chances to win prizes.

For kids - use the hole punch at the entrance to the garden on your weekly activity log.

For teens and adults - find the password displayed at the garden entrance and stop by the library to tell us what it is.  

For a map to the park, stop by the library or click here.
A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E. LETTERS

Find the 9 locations of the letters that spell 'adventure' to earn chances to win more prizes. Stop by the library for clues!
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
SUMMER MADNESS BOOK BRACKET

Let's solve this once and for all! What book has what it takes to beat the rest? 
June 20th - July 22nd, stop by to vote for your favorites until only one remains. If you turned in your bracket before June 18th, and make it the furthest, you'll win an extra prize!
LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT

When you sign up, you'll be given the first clue in our scavenger hunt. Solve it and find the next clue card hidden on the shelves on the main floor of the library. Find all the answers to earn two extra entries to win prizes.
ATTEND LIBRARY PROGRAMS

For every teen, adult, family, or all ages program you attend, you'll get one extra entry into our runner-up prize drawing.
FAQs
Who can participate?

Everyone! As long as you have a library card from Shorewood-Troy or any neighboring library, you can participate. We have reading programs for all ages: Mini Adventurers ("read with me" ages), Kids (independent readers through age 12), Teens (ages 13-18), Adults (ages 19+). 

Do I need to be enrolled in the Summer Reading Program to attend individual programs?

Our programs are open to everyone in the community, but there's no reason not to sign up for Summer Read! Plus, teens and adults who are enrolled in the program will get extra entries into our runner-up drawings for every program they attend.  

What books count?

Any book (or audiobook) counts, regardless of whether it came from the library. Of course, we'd love for you to stop by and check out what we have to offer! You can also read print books, or download an e-book from our digital collection.

For those participating in the teen or adult "READ 20 in 20" program, any kind of reading counts, including magazines, websites, graphic novels, reading with children, etc.

What is the cost?

Free! There's no fee for signing up for the Summer Reading Program.

What if I don't complete my reading log?

The fun of the Summer Reading Program is challenging yourself! If you aren't able to complete your reading log, you can always try again next year. You won't be entered into any drawings, but you'll still get to keep your signup gift.

What if I don't turn in my reading log on time?

In order to be entered into our grand prize drawings, all reading logs must be turned in by July 29th.