2018 Summer Reading Program

2018 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 21st at 10:30 am with Madam Chaos – Dirt-y Science! This exciting event is all about the science that happens underneath the ground! From layers of the earth to the critters that live in the soil to natural phenomena that occur underground, come and discover some amazing things if we dig deep!

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 21 at 10:30am: Mad Science “Dirt”

June 28 at 10:30 am: Riptyde – Music and Puppets

July 5 – No program scheduled

July 12 at 10:30 am: Alex Zerbe – “Funny Guy”

July 19 at 10:30 am: Habiba – West African music, dance, and stories

July 26 at 10:30 am: Alex Llumiquina/Family Chayag –  Andean rhythm song and dance

August 2 at 10:30 am: Brad Clark “Storysong” – Songs and stories

August 9 at 10:30 am: Karl Anderson  – Parrots

August 16 at 10:30 am: Henrik Bothe – Library Circus


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!