Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2017

Artwork of people planting trees, helping other people, and reading books; arranged around the slogan, "Build a better world."June 7 – July 21

The Summer Reading Program is made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Parents and caregivers: please take a moment to give feedback about this year’s summer reading program by completing this 7-question survey:  The State Library helps coordinate the program, and your feedback helps them and us!
Padres y cuidadores: Por favor ayude a su biblioteca local y a New Mexico State Library  (La Biblioteca del Estado de Nuevo México) haciendo una evaluación del Programa de Lectura de Verano 2017. Sus respuestas en esta encuesta ayudarán a obtener fondos para el programa, así como a mejorarlo. Gracias por su tiempo. Le agradecemos su participación.

Registration continues through the summer. Stop by the library front desk to register, and bring your library card if you have one. Children and youth ages 0-18 do not have to be present to register. To redeem prizes, you must register at the library. For your reference, summer reading program materials are available to download here:

2017SummerProgram_RulesAndInformation (PDF, 148KB)

LibraryChildBehaviorPolicy (PDF, 194KB)

Ages 0-5: 2017TrackingLog_Ages0-5 (PDF, 567KB)

Ages 6-12: 2017TrackingLog_Ages6-12 (PDF, 811KB)

Teens: 2017TrackingLog_Teen (PDF, 893KB)

Adults: Adult_SummerProgramInstructions (PDF, 201KB)

Adult_BookReviewForms (PDF, 288KB)

Adult_EventsFlyer (PDF, 523KB)
Adults can submit book reviews, complete puzzles, participate online on the library’s Facebook page, and enter weekly prize drawings. There will be end-of-summer grand prize drawings and two hands-on activities for adults at the library. For more details, see the Events for Adults page.

The theme is “Build a Better World,” and the library will be hosting a food drive during the summer to benefit the Grant County Community Food Pantry. Click here for more about the food drive.

A full calendar of events can be viewed on our calendar page, or downloaded here: 2017SRPCalendar (PDF, 826KB)
Key dates:
Monday, May 1: Registration begins
Wednesday, June 7, 10:30 AM: Kickoff event featuring The Magic Guy: Jamie O’Hara
June 6-July 28: Activities and Events
Friday, July 21: Last day to turn in completed reading logs
Friday, July 28: Last day to pick up small prizes
Friday, July 28, 2:00 PM: Summer Reading Program Party. Grand prize drawings for those who completed their reading logs, made possible by a grant from Walmart. Winners who are present will get first choice of prizes. Snacks for everyone!
Friday, August 11: Last day to pick up grand prizes


Fifth annual New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge: Escape Your Room
While you’re reading, you may also be interested in entering the New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge. Read books, keep your brain sharp, receive acknowledgement for your effort, and enter to win grand prizes. Here is a downloadable entry form: NMTrueSRC_Brochure_2017 (PDF, 453KB)