Color Your World: 2021 Summer Library Program

What is the Summer Library Program?

  • A free, 8-week program that encourages children to read and keep their brain active through the summer

How do I join?

  • Paper logs can be picked up at the Johnston Public Library during open hours or requested through curbside hold pick-up

How do I log my reading and activities?

  • Fill in a picture for every activity completed or for every 30 minutes of reading 

Why is reading over the summer important?

According the US Department of Education, "numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline." This "summer slide" becomes more pronounced as students get older. The Summer Library Program helps kids avoid the summer slide by encouraging reading and other mentally engaging activities with a fun, easy-to-follow activity log and prizes along the way.