Thank you for being a part of Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program!
Below we have answered several frequently asked questions. If you have any more questions about the website or how Summer Reading works, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Librarian, Dr. Emilee’ Le Clear.
Join Us For the 2023 Summer Reading Program: All Together Now!
Summer Reading FAQ’s
Yes!! Although we highly encourage library use, we’re just happy that you’re reading!
We have options! You can come into the library and pick up an activity log at the front desk, or use one of our computers to print one off.
Each child needs to be registered separately.
The Pre-Readers age group (0-5) completes the 5 Roads to Reading (Singing, Talking, Playing, Writing, Reading). We have a special activity log for pre-readers. All of the Pre-Readers that complete their log will automatically be put in a drawing to win more prizes!
For the K-5th game board, you can mark off a space for every hour you read and every activity completed up to 10 hours. For the 6th-12th grade activity log, you can write a note for each hour spent reading or doing an activity up to 10 hours; specifying the book or activity is optional!
An activity can be pretty much anything that encourages participants to get involved with our theme. For this year’s theme of All Together Now & community, here are some ideas for activities:
- Play a board or card game with friends or family.
- Visit a Local Lake or River
- Go on a Nature Walk in the park
- Attend a library program
- Help someone with a chore at home
- Read aloud to a pet or stuffed animal
- Learn about people from another culture
- Write a story about your town
- Go kayaking or swimming
- Make a homemade gift for someone!
- Draw a picture of your friends or family
You don’t have to! On your activity logs, you can either note that you did an activity or write the activity on a space. The choice is up to you!
Bring your completed activity logs in after June 18th with your name & number listed, and we will call you as soon as your prize pack is ready to pick up!
No, tracking the books you read is more for your own benefit. It is not required to complete the program.
No. Events are a bonus that we provide for our readers, but attending events can count towards your total hours on your activity log.
You can’t get another game board, but you can enter our Extreme Reader Challenge! For Children, every 3 extra hours you read, you can get your name put in a drawing for more prizes. You may print forms and keep track of your time here or stop by the library and pick them up. For Teens, every 5 extra hours you read, your name is put in a drawing for more prizes. You may print Teen Extreme Reader Challenges here or pick them up at the library. Drop your completed forms off at the front desk.
Got More Questions?
If you have any other questions, please contact the library at (931) 684-7323 or email the Youth Services Librarian, Dr. Emilee’ Le Clear, at email@example.com.
Thank you for participating!