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Adventure Begins at the Library for All Ages, Including Adults

Kids – Start Your Summer Adventure at the Library!
Adventures will abound during the 2024 Summer Reading Program. Great programs, performers, and so much more will kick-start everyone’s summer adventure. Beginning June 1, pick up a game board at any library branch or the Mobile Library, or log on to and follow the links to register for the reading program that fits. Start logging reading minutes and complete the activities to earn great prizes.
Kids will grow their reading skills while they earn great prizes. Game boards help motivate kids to keep reading.  Kids also benefit from being read to, even before they can read on their own. It builds pre-reading and comprehension skills. Listening to others read also counts towards reading time.

This year’s program includes:
• Prizes! Tiny Tots & Preschoolers, Kids and Teens can earn a Fresh Start Fine Waiver Card upon completing your first activity – as soon as June 1. Free books and a Summer Youth Passport can be picked up beginning June 8 through August 10 at any library branch or the Mobile Library.
• Keep reading! Earn Star Reader entries in the end-of-summer drawings. Prizes include book bags, coupons for free books, gift cards and more!
• Be amazed by magicians, musicians and mad scientists at the great programs planned.
• Explore our community at five Fantastic Fridays events.
Adults – Why Should Kids Have All the Fun?
The Summer Reading Program for adults also runs from June 1 – August 10. Register at and log books. Or, log your registration on a game board available at the checkout desk of any library branch or the Mobile Library. Log five books and five activities to get a Library logo prize! Keep reading all summer long. Every book you log earns you an entry into our end-of-summer prize.
To learn more, pick up a copy of Summer Bookends, available on May 22 at all Library locations. The Friends of the Library generously sponsor the summer reading programs.

For more information on these and other great programs, visit Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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