Summer Reading

Summer Reading T-shirts

We are so proud of you, Summer Readers. Even though Summer Reading 2020 has ended, it's not too late to buy a Summer Reading t-shirt for $10. See full details below. 

Didn't participate during 2020? Don't worry. Summer Reading happens every year, and we're already busy planning an exciting Summer Reading 2021 filled with great events, entertainment, prizes, and of course, reading! 

 
Why is Summer Reading important?

Children who participate in their public library’s summer reading program outperform those who don’t participate by:

  • having better reading scores by the end of third grade
  • scoring higher on assessment tests at the beginning of the school year
  • scoring higher on standardized tests
Read print or ebooks

Ebooks, including Beginning Readers, are available with an adult or unrestricted juvenile library card on OverDrive and Hoopla.

Ebooks for young children are also available on BookFlix and Tumblebooks.


Summer Reading 2020 T-Shirts

Summer Reading T-Shirts

Each year, the Greenville County Library System creates a new t-shirt to celebrate Summer Reading. Summer Reading 2020 t-shirts are still available for purchase. T-shirts are $10 each.

The Greenville County Library System does not profit from the sale of t-shirts. The Friends of the Greenville County Library System, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Library System through volunteer and financial efforts, is selling the Summer Reading t-shirts.

 


Summer Reading Prizes

Children who complete their reading challenge and participate in the Library System’s Summer Reading program will earn great prizes. Take a peek at the prizes offered during Summer Reading 2020, and plan to join us for Summer Reading 2021.

 
 
Palmetto Basics Activities Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Print out your Summer Reading log or pick one up at any of our library system locations offering curbside service.
  3. Complete 10 Palmetto Basics activities with your child and log them in their online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
  • One board book per household, daycare, or group. Titles may vary.

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Collect your prizes July 15-August 1. We will be offering more information about pickup location for prizes at a later date.

 
 
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Pick up or print out your Summer Reading log.
  3. Read for 6 hours OR read 24 books. Audiobooks count, too! Log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
  • Entered to win a one-year family membership to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
  • Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery coupon for a free pastry
  • Reading medal
  • Color-changing stadium cup

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Collect your prizes July 15-August 1. We will be offering more information about pickup location for prizes at a later date.

 
 
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Pick up or print out your Summer Reading log.
  3. Read for 6 hours. Audiobooks count, too! Log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
  • Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery coupon for a free pastry
  • Drawstring backpack
  • Color-changing stadium cup

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Collect your prizes July 15-August 1. We will be offering more information about pickup location for prizes at a later date.


FAQ

Who can participate?

Babies, children, and teens can all participate in the Summer Reading challenge! Summer Reading is free, open to the public and does not require a Library card.

Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?

Of course!

Can I count audiobooks?

You bet!

I want to order a Summer Reading t-shirt. Where will I pick it up?

Thank you for celebrating Summer Reading by ordering a Summer Reading t-shirt! When you go to checkout, you will see a "Enter Your Pickup Location" field at the bottom of the page. Please enter the Library location where you would like to pick up your t-shirt.

Oh no! I already placed my order, but I didn’t put anything in the "Enter Your Pickup Location" field. What will happen to my t-shirt?

Don’t worry! We are standing by ready to help you arrange for pickup at the library location of your choice. Please contact Michelle Hannon at mhannon@greenvillelibrary.org if you have questions about your t-shirt order.

I ordered a Summer Reading t-shirt, when will I get it?

Thank you for celebrating Summer Reading by ordering a Summer Reading t-shirt! Please allow a period of 3 business days for items to be ready for pickup. Please contact Michelle Hannon at mhannon@greenvillelibrary.org if you have questions about your t-shirt order.

What are the shirts made of?

Adults and youth shirts are Next Level brand shirts. This year, we are offering 2 types of materials: a CVC jersey shirt that is 60% combed ring-spun cotton and 40% polyester, and also 100% cotton.

What sizes and colors are available?

As supplies last, adult shirts are available in royal blue, tahiti blue, cardinal, and dark heather gray. 100% cotton options are available for adults in royal, tahiti blue, and cardinal. Fit is mens/unisex and runs true to size.

Youth shirts are available in royal blue, tahiti blue, cardinal, and dark heather gray. 100% cotton options are available for youth in royal and cardinal. Fit is mens/unisex and runs true to size.

I have another question about my t-shirt order that isn’t covered here. What should I do?

Please contact Michelle Hannon at mhannon@greenvillelibrary.org if you have questions about your t-shirt order.


Sponsors

We are so thankful for the support of the following Summer Reading 2020 champs in our community who provided so many special prize offerings for our Summer Readers. 

 

Summer Reading 2020 Sponsors

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