Summer Reading 2022

 

Summer Reading 2022

June 2July 30

Summer Reading has begun! It’s not too late to sign up. Each year, the Library System plans a summer filled with reading challenges, special events, and of course, great prizes! Sign up today to begin your reading challenge.

 

Registration

Your Summer Reading challenge begins now. Sign up today and get started on your reading challenge. 


Summer Reading 2022 T-Shirts

Summer Reading T-shirts

On Sale Now

Each year, the Greenville County Library System creates a new t-shirt design to celebrate Summer Reading.

T-shirts are just $10 and are available in youth sizes. Place your order today (while supplies last).

 
 

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 2022

Each year, babies, children, and teens who complete their reading challenge earn great prizes. The last day to pick up your prizes is July 30.

 
 
Palmetto Basics Activities Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Print out your Summer Reading log or pick one up at any library system location.
  3. Complete 10 Palmetto Basics activities with your child.
  4. Log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
  • Ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive Reading All-Star (RAS) Celebration Game on Sunday, August 14 *
  • Greenville Drive/RAS t-shirt (only at RAS game) compliments of Michelin
  • One board book per household, daycare, or group (titles may vary).

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Collect your prizes by July 30.

* Please Note: Once you've earned a Greenville Drive ticket voucher, your voucher must be redeemed for an actual ticket to the Sunday, August 14, Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Game, presented by Michelin.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars (RAS) Celebration Game Details
Sun, Aug 14
  • Parade of Champions to begin no earlier than 2:05p and no later than 2:20p. Please line up on Field Street.
  • T-shirt pick up for Reading All-Stars will be on Field Street.
  • For more information and to redeem your complimentary ticket voucher, visit GreenvilleDrive.com/RAS.
 
 
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Print out your Summer Reading log or pick one up at any library system location.
  3. Read for 6 hours OR read 24 books. Audiobooks count, too!
  4. Log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
  • Ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive Reading All-Star (RAS) Celebration Game on Sunday, August 14 *
  • Greenville Drive/RAS t-shirt (only at RAS game) compliments of Michelin
  • Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery coupon for a free pastry
  • Reading medal
  • Patch Band™ bracelet

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Collect your prizes by July 30.

* Please Note: Once you've earned a Greenville Drive ticket voucher, your voucher must be redeemed for an actual ticket to the Sunday, August 14, Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Game, presented by Michelin.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars (RAS) Celebration Game Details
Sun, Aug 14
  • Parade of Champions to begin no earlier than 2:05p and no later than 2:20p. Please line up on Field Street.
  • T-shirt pick up for Reading All-Stars will be on Field Street.
  • For more information and to redeem your complimentary ticket voucher, visit GreenvilleDrive.com/RAS.
 
 
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Print out your Summer Reading log or pick one up at any Library System location.
  3. Read for 6 hours. Audiobooks count, too!
  4. Log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
  • Ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive Reading All-Star (RAS) Celebration Game on Sunday, August 14 *
  • Greenville Drive/RAS t-shirt (only at RAS game) compliments of Michelin
  • Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery coupon for a free pastry
  • Colorful flying disk

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Collect your prizes by July 30.

* Please Note: Once you've earned a Greenville Drive ticket voucher, your voucher must be redeemed for an actual ticket to the Sunday, August 14, Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Game, presented by Michelin.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars (RAS) Celebration Game Details
Sun, Aug 14
  • Parade of Champions to begin no earlier than 2:05p and no later than 2:20p. Please line up on Field Street.
  • T-shirt pick up for Reading All-Stars will be on Field Street.
  • For more information and to redeem your complimentary ticket voucher, visit GreenvilleDrive.com/RAS.

FAQs

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
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 join the program after its official start date?

Absolutely! Summer Readers can begin anytime during the challenge (June 2-July 30).

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

Of course! 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.

Can I count audiobooks?

You bet! Audiobooks are available with an adult or unrestricted juvenile library card on OverDrive and Hoopla. Talking story books for young children are also available on BookFlix and Tumblebooks.

Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?

We ask that you only count reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program (June 2–July 30).

Where can I pick up prizes?

Collect any prizes you earn at any Library System location. The last day to collect your prizes is July 30.

Do you have sizing, color, and material information about the $10 Summer Reading 2022 t-shirts?
  • Bella + Canvas 3001CVC (cotton/poly blend).
  • ALL adult sizes have sold out.
  • Youth sizes available in a variety of colors.
  • We are also offering a 100% cotton shirt in navy for youth and charity pink.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This information is in reference to the Summer Reading t-shirts which will be sold for $10 each. This information does NOT reference the Greenville Drive/Michelin t-shirts being offered as prizes to all age groups above. 
I want to order a Summer Reading t-shirt. Where will I pick it up?

Please note: All adult sizes have sold out. Youth sizes in a variety of colors are available.

When you go to checkout, you will see a "Enter Your Pickup Location" field at the bottom of the page. Please enter the Library System location where you would like to pick up your t-shirt.

Oh no! I placed a Summer Reading t-shirt 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. If you forgot to select a pickup location when you were ordering your Summer Reading t-shirt(s), your order will be sent to the Hughes Main Library for pickup. Email Michelle Hannon at mhannon@greenvillelibrary.org if you have more questions about your t-shirt order. 

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

Check your recent email notifications for pickup information. If you did not receive your email notification or have more questions about your order contact Michelle Hannon at mhannon@greenvillelibrary.org.  

Oh no! I tried to order a Summer Reading t-shirt, but the size I need is sold out. What should I do?

We are so sorry! Summer Reading t-shirts in all adult sizes have already sold out. Youth sizes are available in a variety of colors. Thank you for sharing our excitement about Summer Reading. 

Will you be reordering Summer Reading t-shirts during 2022 and will I be able to get one?

We are so sorry. Each year, Summer Reading t-shirts are purchased and sold by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. They will not be placing a t-shirt reorder this year. Once they are sold out, they will not become available again later.

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

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Summer Reading 2022 Sponsors

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