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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, May 31st at 5:30 at Hummel Park!

Join us at Shelter 3 at Hummel Park for a big kick-off party to start Summer Reading. We’ll have games and other fun activity stations!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is different about the Summer Reading Club at PGTPL this year?

Back by popular demand: While we love using Beanstack for other library challenges, all SRC participants will track their reading using paper logs. 

Adults will now track their reading by time, not by book. Keep track of your hours spent reading, and earn a raffle ticket for every 5 hours spent reading this summer. Adults can track a maximum of 50 hours of reading this summer. And new this year, adults will have their own paper log to track reading!

Prize Patrol is back this summer! Find more information below. 

When can I register?

You can register for SRC beginning Sunday, May 1, 2022. Begin tracking your reading on Tuesday, May 31! 

When is the Summer Reading Club at PGTPL?

SRC begins on Tuesday, May 31, and runs through Friday, July 15.

When is the Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party?

The SRC Kick Off Party will be Tuesday, May 31 from 5:30-7:30 at Hummel Park (shelter 3). This event may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. We will have Prize Patrol registration, games, and other fun activities!

What is Prize Patrol, and how do I enter? 

Prize Patrol offers a chance to win a weekly prize delivered to your front door! Register at the SRC Kick Off Party on Tuesday, May 31 and receive a PGTPL Summer Reading Sign to display in your yard or window. We will draw winners weekly and coordinate a time to deliver a prize package! 

What counts as reading?

Magazines, newspapers, eBooks, eAudio, physical books, blogs, fanfiction, ancient scrolls, and more! Babies looking at books also counts. If you’re reading for tutoring and summer school, log that time. Anything read to you or by you, whether you own the materials or borrow them, counts as reading to us! Do you have a child that reads aloud to younger siblings? That counts as reading for both kids!

How do I track my reading? 

Early Literacy (baby-PreK), children (K-5 grade), and Teen (6-12 grade) will use our SRC gameboard (document coming soon for download). Adults will track their reading using this log (document coming soon for download)

How do I enter the raffles? 

Each SRC participants will earn raffle tickets based on their time spent reading. Reading logs for each age group will state how often participants earn raffle tickets. SRC participants will also earn a raffle ticket for each person who attends a library program from May 31-July 15. 

Each SRC participant is eligible to enter the raffle prize drawings for their respective age group:

Children’s raffle prize bins are in the Children’s Room.

Teen’s raffle prize bins are in Teen Central.

Adult raffle prize bins are in the main area of the library. 

How do I know I’m done with SRC? 

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will participate in 42 different early literacy activities, children will read for 10.5 hours, teens will read for 21 hours, and adults can read a maximum of 50 hours. 

What happens if I don’t complete SRC? 

Good job reading this summer! We celebrate all reading, so if you complete a portion of your reading log, please bring in your reading log on or before Friday, July 15 to redeem the prizes and raffle tickets you’re eligible to earn. 

What do I earn for completing SRC? 

Completion prizes for children and teens include a free book and raffle tickets. Due to limited supplies, T-shirts aren’t included in completion prizes this year. 

Adults who complete SRC can enter a grand raffle for a special gift card!

What are some of the raffle prizes? 

Anyone who enters raffle prizes has the chance to win: 

For children: Gift cards for local businesses, experience packages, and more! 

For teen: Gift cards for games, candy, books, and more!

For adults: Gift cards for gas, grocery, and more!

When do you draw the raffle prize winners, and how do I know if I won?

All winners will be drawn the week of Monday, July 18, after Summer Reading Club has finished. Winners will be contacted by email or phone to pick up their prize at the Children’s Room desk, Teen Central desk, or main library desk.