Skip to main content
Summer Reading 22 - CSLP Adult Slogan

Summer Reading 2022: Thank you!

The Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library was proud to present our Summer Reading Program this year!

SBCP Library registered almost 350 Summer Reading participants and had 2301 children, teens, and adults in attendance to in-person events over the weeks of Summer Reading. The 73 programs included performers, authors, crafts, STEAM activities, and Bookmobile. The Library would like to thank all of the children, teens, parents, grandparents, and anyone else who attended these programs! This year’s Summer Reading Program would not have been a success without your participation.

CSLP Summer Reading Adult Banner

The Library again partnered with The Fly and held larger programs in their building, and we were able to host children from the Boys and Girls Club, the SACP, and the Summer Program at East Side Elementary. There was a small bump in the road as the library had to close the last week of the program, and the Library appreciates everyone’s understanding as we had to cancel some events of that week, reschedule the finale to be a finale/back to school event, and extend deadlines for summer reading game boards.

Summer Reading Highlights

Barry Mitchell SRP22
Barry Mitchell helped us kick off Summer Reading 2022 with Hyena the Laughing Chicken.
Captain Tom Mason & First Mate Sage O'Silver SRP22
Captain Tom Mason & First Mate Sage O’Silver got everyone up and moving with their pirate tunes!
Runaway Puppet Theater SRP22
The Runaway Puppet Theater shared funny twists in sea-themed fairy tales.
Marquise the Whale SRP22
We met a new friend who was named Marquise in our Name the Whale contest!
Library Octopus SRP22
The Library got a nautical makeover for this year’s Summer Reading theme, “Oceans of Possibilities”!
CoCo Reads SRP22
CoCo the Polar Bear shared her Summer Reading list with us each week.

Special Thanks to the SRP Donors & Performers

  • Zaxby’s
  • Ascend Credit Union
  • Dunkin’
  • First Community Bank of Tennessee
  • Lowery Jewelers
  • Shelbyville Rec Center
  • Bedford County Farm Bureau
  • Duck River Electric Membership
  • Legends
  • Bojangles
  • Heritage South Credit Union
  • Pet Sense
  • Lightning Auto Repair
  • Fairhaven Baptist Church
  • United Methodist Women/First United Methodist Church
  • Templeton & Associates Insurance
  • Barry Mitchell
  • Laura Joy Pewitt
  • Runaway Puppet Theater
  • Auntie Kalani
  • Brenden Taylor
  • Yesenia Lira-Garcia
  • Jenna Cossey
  • Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers
  • Tennessee Aquarium

Without you the 2022 Summer Reading Program would not have been such a success!

Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library, Summer Reading