Summer Reading Program 2024: Read, Renew, Repeat

Saturday, June 1st through Saturday, August 3rd

Read, Renew, Repeat: A Summer Reading Program for all ages. Join us this summer as we embark on a journey to explore the wonders of the natural world through reading and activities that will inspire all readers to develop a love for reading and the planet.

Sign up starting Saturday, June 1st.

How the Program Works

Children (0 to 11)

  1. For every hour that a participant reads, they will receive a small prize and a raffle ticket for one of grand prizes.
  2. As participants bring in their completed Summer Reading Program trifold, staff will “stamp” their paper when they have been given a prize and a raffle ticket.
  3. Parents and/or caregivers MUST initial by their child’s completed number of hours in order for them to receive their prize and ticket.
  4. Children can receive up to five prizes, however, they can continue to read after they’ve collected all of their prizes.
  5. For every 5 additional hours read, participants can receive an additional raffle ticket. The maximum number of hours read is 50 hours.

Teens (12 to 18) and Adults (19+)

  1. For every 5 books that a participant reads, they get a chance to win their appropriate grand prize.
  2. Participants will fill out the form with their name, phone number, and the names of the books that they’ve read and/or listened to.
  3. Once the information is complete, the participant can drop it in the appropriate grand prize bucket.

Reading Program Prizes for Children

  • 1 Hour: Chalk Pack
  • 2 Hours: Slime
  • 3 Hours: Ginger Ale’s Coupon
  • 4 Hours: Monical’s Coupon
  • 5 Hours: Tic Tac Toe Game

Grand Prizes

Children’s Grand Prizes:

  • Giant Bubble Wands Set
  • Indoor/Outdoor Play Tent
  • Yoto Player + Starter Cards

Teen Grand Prize: “On the Go” Gift Basket

Adult Grand Prize: Sustainable Gift Basket

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there certain types of books that we’re required to read?

Absolutely not! Books, graphic novels, eBooks, and Audiobooks all count towards the Summer Reading Program.

Can I read more than the number of hours shown on my passport or bookmark?

Yes! Please read as much as you would like. However, prizes and raffle tickets for children will only be given up to 5 hours.

Can I redeem my tickets past August 3rd?

Unfortunately, all passports and forms must be turned in on or before the 3rd.

My child cannot read by themselves, can they still participate?

Yes! All children are encouraged to participate. If your child cannot read, read to them instead!

Do we have to wait until the end of the program to redeem our prizes?

No. We encourage you to collect your prizes as you earn them.

Can the prizes be delivered?

No. All prizes must be picked up in person at the Tolono Public Library District.

If you have any questions regarding the Summer Reading Program, please email or call the Library at (217) 485-5558.