Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

Doodle-style illustrations of a chameleon, rabbit, book, butterfly, and flower sit atop a green background. A smiley yellow sun looks down over them. Text reads "Reading, Learning, Fun - Tailes and Tales - Summer Reading Program for All Ages"

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Register today at reading.schlowlibrary.org

Get ready for some Tails and Tales! Babies through adults are invited to participate in Schlow Library's Summer Reading program. Earn chances at fantastic prizes, attend virtual events from the comfort of your own home, and read to your heart's content - all summer long!

  • We are where you are...even during Summer Reading! Our online system - reading.schlowlibrary.org - can be accessed anywhere, anytime, and our events will be held online this summer, too.
  • Registration is now open but you can join the fun anytime through mid-August.
  • Our program began on Monday, June 1, so any reading and activities completed on or after that date count toward the program!
  • Summer Reading ends on Wednesday, August 18

Babies - Age 2

  • Read and log 50 books to earn a prize book! Keep going with our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Ages 3 - 12

Our program has three parts - participate in one or all! The more virtual tickets you earn, the more chances you have to win prizes in our online drawings. Watch our video to learn more!

  • SummerQuest - Read books from 10 different genres and do 10 activities, divided into 5 pairs to spell QUEST! Earn 20 virtual tickets for each letter you complete. Finish all 5 pairs to spell QUEST and earn 100 bonus virtual tickets and a prize book.
  • Daily Reading - Earn a virtual ticket for every day that you read at least 20 minutes! Read every day for 3 weeks in a row to earn 25 bonus virtual tickets.
  • Weekly Pop-up Challenges - Starting June 14, visit our website every week to discover a new challenge! Complete each challenge to receive its secret code and earn 20 virtual tickets. Pop-up challenges must be completed the week they are posted. Finish all 10 to earn 100 bonus virtual tickets!
  • Find all of the details in our Summer 2021 Children's Calendar.

Ages 12 - 17

Read and complete quests to earn entries into the monthly and grand prize drawings. 

  • Set your reading goal. Use the prizes tab to track your progress. 
  • Read at least 20 minutes per day to achieve your reading goal. 
  • Complete quests, such as summarizing a few book chapters, playing book bingo, and more... to earn entries for the monthly or grand prize drawings. 
  • Monthly prize drawings will be held on June 24, July, 22, and August 19
  • The grand prize drawing will be held on Thursday, August 19.  
  • Grand prizes will include a Nintendo Switch w/ Zelda game, Wireless Headphones, and a $50 DID gift card.  
  • Find all of the details and events in our Summer 2021Adult & Teen Calendar

Ages 18+

Read and complete quests to earn entries into the monthly and grand prize drawings. 

  • Set your reading goal. Use the prizes tab to track your progress.
  • Each book you record equals one entry into the monthly drawings. 
  • Complete quests, such as writing book recommendations, playing book bingo, and more...to earn entries for the monthly or grand prize drawings. 
  • Monthly prize drawings will be held on June 24, July, 22, and August 19
  • The grand prize drawing will be held on Thursday, August 19. 
  • Grand prizes will include a Kindle Fire HD, iPad Mini, DIY Step, and Chef's Bag. 
  • Find all of the details and events in our Summer 2021Adult & Teen Calendar

Posted 4/26/2021