Summer Reading 2018

Summer Spotlight Summer Reading Program
Celebrate a season of reading with Summer Spotlight at the library: Saturday, June 9 – Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summer Spotlight offers fun and enriching events and reading incentives for kids 0-18 years of age. We welcome you and your family to the library this summer! 

Why Participate

Kids and teens who engage in learning activities during the summer start their next school year ready to learn. The free events and activities at the library can help prevent summer learning loss – watch the video below to learn more about summer slide and how Summer Spotlight can help!

How To Participate 

Paper Option

Our  paper form allows kids and teens to choose areas of interest to focus on during the summer and encourages them to plan a variety of activities (including reading!) around their passions. Click the links below for printable versions of the program. All files are in PDF format. 

Online Option
Hosted by Beanstack, we’ve expanded our custom summer reading and learning experience for Scott County kids & teens that is easy to use, tailored to different ages and interests, and full of great ideas for staying engaged and active all summer long. Try it out now!

Learn how to sign up and use our online option in the two short videos below. 

Great Summer Read Down 

Anyone can reduce or “read down” late fees on their library cards by reading (or being read to) in the library. Receive $2 off for every 20 minutes starting May 24th. Learn more about this exciting program here.
Great Summer Read Down


You’ll notice more pop-in events like weekly Arty Smarty programs for ages 6-11 and First Step STEM programs for ages 3-6 that require no registration and allow you to come and leave when you like. New this year are Artist Spotlights featuring both pop-in sessions and workshops (registration required).

Links to all events are listed below.
  1. Online Events Calendar
  2. Printable Events Calendar

Youth Volunteers

Our libraries use volunteers ages 12 and up during the summer to help with the library’s summer reading program and events. Volunteers typically work 15-30 hours over the 9 weeks of the summer reading program. Most volunteer positions are filled by mid-May - call your local library to see if positions are still available.


For more information this summer and all year, sign up for our newsletters, full of featured events for kids and adults, delivered to your inbox every month!  

Summer Spotlight supported by:
2018 SRP Sponsor Logos