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Summer Reading 2021

June 1 - July 28
Click here to register!

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How It Works

The Summer Reading Program helps readers of all ages learn all summer long!  In June and July, you'll be able to participate in virtual and in-person events, track your reading, and complete fun activities.  Register for Summer Reading online or at the library, and check our calendar for upcoming events.

We're challenging every participant to read (or be read to) for at least 500 minutes.  Return your completed reading log to the library for an entry into our prize drawings.  Participants ages 17 and under who complete the reading challenge will also receive a certificate and a medal. If you want to complete more than one reading log, GO FOR IT!  Every completed log = 1 prize entry. 

We have prizes for four age groups:

  • ‚ÄčEmergent Readers - Ages 0-5
  • ‚ÄčIndependent Readers - Ages 6-11
  • Teen Readers - Ages 12-18
  • Adults - Ages 18+

All reading logs are due by July 23rd if you want to be entered into the grand prize drawings!


Getting Started

Step 1: Sign up online or in-person
Please submit a separate form for each participant

Step 2: Get a reading log
You can print your reading logs, we will mail or email them to you, or you can pick them up at any of our branches.

Step 3: Read and log your minutes

Step 4: Turn in your reading log
Bring your reading log to any library branch for a certificate, a medal, and a chance to win!


How do I register?

  • Register online using this formRegistration will open on May 24th.  

Do I need a library card?

  • No, but we would love for you to get one!

Are the programs and activities free?

  • Yes, everything is 100% free.  Some programs require pre-registration.  Please check our calendar for more information.

Do we have to read specific books?

  • No!  Any reading counts toward your goal.

If you have any other questions, contact our Youth Services Librarian, Darcy Arnall.  


We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of the 2021 OCPL Summer Reading Program!

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