The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Imagine Your Story.”

Summer Reading 2020

Welcome to Summer Reading 2020 at the El Reno Carnegie Library! It is FREE to sign up and participate in this program. Anyone age 0-18 can participate. The goal is to read 1,000 minutes in total and your prize is a free book! Summer Reading begins June 1, 2020 and ends on August 1, 2020. You can redeem your prize until August 14, 2020. Due to COVID19 precautions, book prizes can be picked up through our curbside service, or in-person.

Two Ways to Track Your Reading

Online at Engaged Patrons

This year, Summer Reading is available online! Join us on Engaged Patrons by following this link: Imagine Your Story

Once there, create an account to keep track of which books you’re reading and the amount of time read. You can also check off whether you have attended an online program or completed an activity kit!

On Paper with our Reading Log

If you would prefer to keep track of your reading with pencil & paper, you can still participate in Summer Reading! To get your reading log, pick up an activity kit from the library (more info below) or print off this sheet.

Each time you read 20 minutes you can add a sticker to or color in the bubble on the paper reading log. Once you fill out the entire sheet, you will have read for 1,000 minutes!

Make an X or color in each bubble when you read for 20 mins. Turn in your completed log for your FREE book!

Activity Kits

The library is providing make-and-take activity kits for 2 age groups: 0-10, and 11-18. Activity kits are available for pick up at our curbside service, which is offered during open library hours, or you can come in and grab one. The kits are free, and include crafts/art activities as well as a paper reading log for you to track your reading.

Directions for the age 0-10 kits will be given each week during our online story time, posted on the El Reno Carnegie Library Facebook page every Wednesday at 11am. The video is watchable any time after it is posted in case you need to re-watch it, or watch it at another time.

Downloadable/printable directions for the ages 11+ tween/teen activity kit are here:

Don’t feel like picking up a kit curbside? Here are printables you can print to make the crafts at home: Activity Kits

We would LOVE to see photos of your creations posted on the library’s social media sites!

Summer Slide

Have you heard of “summer slide?” There is a summer “slide” regarding reading skills, and teachers worry about students not exercising their reading brains over summer break, too. As a parent you can support your children and their teachers by ensuring they read for 20 minutes every day. The teachers will love you for it. You will see an increase in your child’s literacy skills instead of sliding backwards. Signing up for our FREE Summer Reading program will help you to get your children and teens reading!

We can help. We’ve got thousands and thousands of books!