Athens Regional Library System - Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading Program for Children

The Summer Reading Program encourages children and families to read all summer long, wherever your journeys take you. You can read books from the library or from home.

Pre-readers participate by having others read to them. When older children read to younger ones, they both get credit for the book.

Who is it for?

Children from birth to age 11.

How does it work?

Pick up a reading log in the Children’s Area. Certificates and prizes are earned by reading the required number of books or hours.

  • Read 10 books or 5 hours: Create a galactic nametag to put on the bulletin boards in the Children’s Area. Began your Space Camp Journey with a sticker and Space 101 button. 
  • Read 20 books or 10 hours: Earn a planetary sticker, a $5 coupon for reBlossom, and a Star Observer button. 
  • Read 30 books or 15 hours: Earn a  solar system bookmark, and an Astronaut Adventure button.
  • Read 40 books or 20 hours: Earn an alien tattoo, a mini-paratrooper, and a Solar System buttons. 
  • Read 50 books or 25 hours: Complete the reading program and Space Camp with your Alien Adventure button, a reading certificate and select a FREE book to take home.

Super Readers can continue to Read 100 books or 50 hours and earn a a special Lunar Landing button, a certificate of accomplishment, and an invitation to our special Super Summer Reader PARTY!

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