Summer Reading 2021

 

Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff with Dare Devil Dogs

June 4-11

All this week, enjoy this online video performance presented by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team. These Dare Devil Dogs will amaze you with stunning feats! This performance is sure to be a treat for children of all ages. Watch now!

 

Summer Reading

Friday, June 4-Saturday, July 31

Summer Reading 2021 begins today, and features great events, entertainment, prizes, and of course, reading! Sign up today, and check below to find the reading challenge for your age group.

 

Registration

Your Summer Reading challenge begins now. Sign up today!  


Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff with Dare Devil Dogs

Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff with Dare Devil Dogs

June 4-11

Enjoy this online video performance presented by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team. These Dare Devil Dogs will amaze you with stunning feats! This performance is sure to be a treat for children of all ages. Check back on June 4 to enjoy this special online performance!


Summer Reading Prizes 2021

Babies, children, and teens who complete their reading challenge will earn great prizes. Early registration for Summer Reading begins May 19.

 
 
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
  • Greenville Drive prize voucher
  • 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. 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
  • Greenville Drive prize voucher
  • Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery coupon for a free pastry
  • Color-changing stadium cup
  • Reading medal

While supplies last. Substitutions may be offered. Collect your prizes by July 31.

 
 
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
  • Greenville Drive prize voucher
  • Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery coupon for a free pastry
  • Black retro sunglasses
  • USB light

While supplies last. Substitutions may be offered. Collect your prizes by July 31.


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.

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.

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 31.

Can I still get a Summer Reading t-shirt?

We're so sorry! T-shirt ordering has ended for Summer Reading 2021.

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

Your order is ready for pickup! 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 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 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 these businesses and organizations in our community. 

 

Summer Reading 2021 Sponsors

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