2017 Summer Reading Program

2017 Summer Reading Program

Summer is upon us and with this great season comes one of our favorite programs, the Summer Reading Program, where you get to earn prizes for doing what you would be doing anyway… reading!

OUR KICKOFF EVENT will be on June 22nd at 11 am with Jason Ropp – Dragon Theater Puppets! The Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses has been providing family friendly entertainment across the Northwest for over 20 years. Rated #1 in Portland!

See our schedule of events below!

REGISTER NOW by using this handy online link: Summer Reading Program Registration Form

AND DON’T FORGETIn partnership with Sodexho, the library is offering a free lunch each weekday throughout the summer!


  • Register with the library and receive a Reading Log form on which to keep the titles of the books you read.
  • If you read at least 10 books, you are eligible to receive a Summer Reading Program t-shirt; read 20 books and you will also receive a Summer Reading Program book bag.
  • Read the books you wish to read at your grade level. For pre-readers, a parent may read to you and each book can be counted.
  • The library will be offering a variety of programs and contests all summer so drop-in as often as possible.



Each Thursday we will be trying to guess the contents of the guessing jar, talking about the books we are reading and offering a professional performer. Children and their parents are encouraged to attend!

Scheduled performers include:

June 22 at 11 am: Jason Ropp – Dragon Theater Puppets

June 29 at 11 am: Okaidja Afroso – Music and Dance

July 6 at 11 am: Oregon Forests Resources Institute & Toledo Tree Board – Exploring the Forest

July 13 at 11 am: Explosions Inc – Science

July 20 at 11 am: Nat and Jen Whitman – Storytelling

July 27 at 11 am: Rise Up with Kacey McCallister –               Inspirational Speaker

August 3 at 11 am: Angel Ocasio – Juggling Comedy

August 10 at 11 am: “Creature Teachers” Shanti Kriens –                    Bugs and More

August 17 at 11 am: OSU Extension & Toledo Tree Board –          Nature / Forestry Scavenger Hunt


Questions? Contact the Toledo Library staff at 541 336-3132

Registration materials are available here.

To sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Program visit the Toledo Public Library!