2019 Teen Summer Reading Program

What is  Teen Summer Reading?

  • A great chance for kids entering 6th grade and up to read, stay active, learn, and have fun at the library during the summer
  • Join the Teen Readers' Club and earn prizes for reading
  • Participate in any of the great teen programs offered throughout the summer for kids entering 6th grade and up

How do I join?

  • Visit the Johnston Public Library anytime between May 28 and July 13
  • Pick up your reading log and start earning points

How do I earn prizes?

Earn points in the reading club by completing different reading or library related activities. You can...

  • Read (keep track of pages read or minutes)
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Watch a movie based on a book
  • Attend a library program
  • Read aloud to someone (sibling, parent, friend)
  • Write a book review
  • Make a Kindness Rocks project

Keep track of your points in your reading log. The more points you earn, the more prizes you get!

All reading logs must be submitted by Saturday, July 13.

What are the prizes?

  • 300 points = I-Cubs tickets
  • 500 points = ticket to After Hours Laser Tag Super Reward Party Friday, August 3
  • 700 points = free book
  • 900 points = free ice cream treat from Dairy Queen
  • 1000 points = choice of candy bar and entered into the Grand Prize Drawing
  • 1200+ points = for every extra 200 points earned, get another entry into the Grand Prize Drawing

Why is Teen Summer Reading important?

  • Students need a high level of literacy to be successful in higher education and future employment and teens who participate in summer reading programs are shown to maintain or improve their reading skills over the summer months.
  • Members of the Teen Readers' Club are encouraged to read whatever they want in a variety of formats (books, magazines, graphic novels, audio books). Allowing free choice in reading materials makes reading more enjoyable (especially for struggling readers) and helps instill a life-long love of reading. Studies show that kids who read for fun often out-perform kids who don't in school.
  • Young people learn best when they are actively engaged in subjects they care about. The free programs offered for teens throughout the summer at the library provide great opportunities for this type of connected learning. (And they're super fun!)