2016 Summer Reading Program


ShowImageSummer 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 16 at 1 pm with Charley Brown, a hilarious multi-talented performer who blends absurd comedy and technical feats to create a memorable experience for everyone!

Then our summer heats up at the Library on Thursdays at 10 am with a Family Read & Do Time, followed by the performer at 11 am. Children and their parents are encouraged to attend! A free lunch for those 17 years and younger is offered at 12:30.


    • Register with the library after the last day of school 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 will begin with Family Read & Do Time at 10 AM; then welcome our performers at 11 AM. Free lunch will be provided for all children again this year. Children and their parents are encouraged to attend:

June 16 at 1 pm Charley Brownyouth001

June 23 at 11 am Alex Zerbe the Zaniac

June 30 at 11 am Rhys Thomas from Up For Grabs, Inc.

July 7 SPECIAL morning and afternoon sessions with Oregon Coast Children’s Theater Fairies in the Garden

(sign-ups required; 25 spots in the morning and 25 spots in the afternoon)

July 14 at 11 am Jeff Evans with interactive magic

July 21 at 11 am Habiba Addo with storytelling and drumming

(come at 10 am to make your own drum!)

July 28 at 11 am Mad Science

August 4 at 11 am Rick Huddle…storyteller, musician and theater artist

August 11 at 11 am Reptileman


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

Registration materials are available now.

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