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Program Banner 2017 Summer Reading Program

Jun 05 - Jul 27
Preregistration begins May 30.

Keep on Building a Better World!

Thanks for a great summer!

See you next year.

Thank you to this year's sponsors!

Friends of the Library * American Bank and Trust * Burger King *Burger Plus * Casey's General Stores, Inc. * Clothing Company * Coborn's * Creative Printing * Dakota Provisions * Dakotaland Credit Union * Dakotaland Feeds, L.L.C. * Domino's Pizza * Don't Spill the Beans * Donut Shoppe * Double D Western Wear  * East River Nursery * Escape Salon & Spa * Fair City Bowling * Fair City Sertoma Club * Farmers and Merchants State Bank * Godfather's Pizza * Huron Chamber * Huron Luxury Cinema * Huron Noon Lions * Huron Sertoma Club * Java Hut * Kiwanis Club of Huron * Lewis Drug * Maurices * McDonald's * Oscar Nails Spa * Riverview Lanes * Runnings * Ryan's Hangar Restaurant * SD State Fair * Taco John's * Walkers Flower Shop * Walmart

How it Works:

  • New user: Register for an account.
  • Returning patron: Activate account by logging into account
  • Print off an activity sheet or get one from the Children's Area at the library.
  • Read!  Attend the programs!
  • Turn in activity sheets for a weekly prize!
  • Reach 1000 points for a chance to win a Grand Prize!  

Put reading first,
with 15 minutes a day spent reading or being read to this summer:

  1. Sign up the whole family for the summer reading program offered by your local public library.
  2. Visit your local library again and again this summer. Ask your librarian for suggestions of great books to read yourself or to your young child. 
  3. Set a goal of reading at least 15 minutes every day. For very young children and struggling readers, that can be spread out through the day. 
  4. Make reading fun all summer long! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, teens, adults — everyone!  Children too young to read by themselves are welcome to participate by having a parent or caretaker sign them up and read to them.

What are the age levels for summer reading program?

Listeners (Ages Birth-2)
Wee Readers (Ages 3-5)
Kids (Ages 6-12)
[Tweens (Ages 9-13)]
Teens (Ages 13-18)
Adults (Ages 19+)

Please contact the library if you are put into the wrong age group. We will reassign you to the correct one.

Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Of course! It’s all the same to us.

Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
For sure! We love when you read to your kids!

Can I count audiobooks?
You bet!

Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
Absolutely! Ten minutes is ten minutes.

Can I join the program after its official start date?
You bet! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done after the official start date, you’re welcome to go back and count that.

Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?
Actually, we do ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program.

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