Kids' Reading Challenge!

What is Summer Reading?
Summer Reading is a drop-in activity designed to encourage children to read for fun during the summer. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World!” The program consists of a series of fun events and a reading challenge, filled with opportunities for prizes and rewards.

When does this all happen?
Summer Reading runs from June 12 to August 5.

How does the reading challenge work?

Kids register for the summer-long program, check out books on their library card, and start reading! Track the minutes they have read, and kids earn prizes! All you need to participate in the reading challenge is a current library card.

Reading Challenge Rules:

This year, we’re tracking TIME read, rather than the number of books! Rewards will be given at 4, 8, and 12 hours of reading for all ages!

All books MUST be borrowed from the Nazareth Library or the Lower Nazareth Branch. Books must be appropriate for age and reading level.

No rewards given before June 19, 2017.
No credit for time read before the program begins.

But wait! There’s MORE!
Each time a child returns books to the library during a given week, he or she earns a ticket for that week’s raffle prize! At the end of the summer reading program, all the raffle tickets earned throughout the summer are put into a final raffle for a chance to win one of several larger prizes!

What happens when my child finishes the challenge?
Ask at the Children's Desk about our extended challenge for kids who have completed 12 hours of reading.

Reading Heroes Red Carpet Party on August 6
Anyone who finishes the program will be personally invited to our ending party. Walk the red carpet, dazzle in a photo op by Dan’s Camera, play human jenga, create a castle with k-nex, and enjoy snacks and a sweet treat from Rita's.



Thank you to our generous sponsors!