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Summer Reading


Order Summer Reading T-Shirts

 
Pre-order your Summer Reading
T-shirts for $8!

Summer Reading 2019 t-shirts are available for pre-order at a discounted price of $8 through April 28. A limited supply of shirts will be available for purchase for $10 after April 28. Shirts will also be available for $10 while supplies last at the Summer Reading Kickoff event on May 31 at the Hughes Main Library.

NOTE: You must specify a pickup location (Mauldin, Five Forks, etc.) in the Notes field at checkout to have your order sent to the library system location of your choice. If you do not specify a pickup location, your order will be available for pickup at Hughes Main Library. You will be notified via email when your order is ready for pickup, near the end of May. 

The Greenville County Library System does not profit from the sale of t-shirts. Cost of t-shirt production is partially underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Proceeds from t-shirt sales help to fund Greenville County Library System classes and events.

Order Summer Reading T-Shirts

Summer Reading Kickoff with Tim Sonefelt: Magic & Comedy
 
Summer Reading Kickoff
with Tim Sonefelt Magic & Comedy

Fri, May 31
4p-5:30p • Kickoff Event
4:30p-5:15p • Tim Sonefelt Magic & Comedy
Hughes Main Library

  • Greenville Drive mascot Reedy Rip’It
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Stickers
  • Friends of the Library Children’s Used Book Sale
  • Drumming with Jeff Holland
  • Special Guest Animal from PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary

2019 Reading Challenges & Prizes
Palmetto Basics Activities Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Pick up or print out your Summer Reading log.
  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.
  • Ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive Reading All-Star (RAS) Celebration Game
While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Saturday, July 27 is the last day to collect your completion prize.
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Pick up or print out your Summer Reading log.
  3. Read or listen for 12 hours or read 48 books and log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Saturday, July 27 is the last day to collect your completion prize.

Please Note

Once you've earned a Greenville Drive ticket voucher, your voucher must be redeemed for an actual ticket to the Sunday, Aug 18, 2019, Greenville Drive Reading All-Star Game, presented by Michelin.

To redeem your voucher, go to GreenvilleDrive.com/RAS. You can also enter for a chance to be chosen to:

  • Throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch (ages 8+)
  • Be the Honorary Bat Boy/Girl (ages 11+)
  • Run the bases with Reedy Rip’It following the game
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Pick up or print out your Summer Reading log.
  3. Read or listen for 12 hours and log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes

While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Saturday, July 27 is the last day to collect your completion prize.

Please Note

Once you've earned a Greenville Drive ticket voucher, your voucher must be redeemed for an actual ticket to the Sunday, Aug 18, 2019, Greenville Drive Reading All-Star Game, presented by Michelin.

To redeem your voucher, go to GreenvilleDrive.com/RAS. You can also enter for a chance to be chosen to:

  • Throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch (ages 8+)
  • Be the Honorary Bat Boy/Girl (ages 11+)
  • Run the bases with Reedy Rip’It following the game
Reading Challenge
  1. Register online.
  2. Pick up or print out your Summer Reading log.
  3. Choose and complete 5 Library activities and log your success in your online Summer Reading profile.
Prizes
Completion Prize
Bring your completed reading log into any library location and receive a library keychain.
Prize Package Drawing (12 winners)
Be entered to win a family four pack of tickets to Opening Night for the Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team.
Grand Prize Drawing (1 winner)
Be entered to win a family membership to the Roper Mountain Science Center, a REI camp chair and cooler, a SC State Inland Park Pass donated by Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District, and a pair of tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at The Peace Center.
While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. Saturday, July 27 is the last day to collect your completion prize.

FAQ

Who can participate?
Babies, children, teens & adults — everyone! 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!
Where do I pick up my prize?
Pick up your prize at the library location most convenient to you. The last day to collect your prizes is July 27.
Can I count audiobooks?
You bet!
Can I join the program after its official start date?
Absolutely! While you may begin as soon as May 31, you have until July 27 to complete your challenge and pick up your prize(s).
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.
Do I need to track my Summer Reading progress as I go?
Although you may wish to track your progress throughout the summer, you may also wait to record your work until after you have completed your Summer Reading challenge.

Summer Reading 2019 Sponsors