The Summer Reading program for kids & teens



Kids (toddler - entering 1st grade)


kids (entering 2nd-4th grades)


teens (entering 5th-12th grades)


Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff party
June 26 from 5-8 PM!

Register for Summer Reading, enjoy pizza, and have fun.

If you can't make it to the Kickoff, you can still register online or at the library starting June 26.

Click here to sign up for a reminder email or text!

Why join Summer Reading?

Great question! There are lots of reasons, but the #1 reason is because it's fun! Get prizes and raffle tickets for reading. At our Ice Cream Social Finale on August 12, we will draw raffle prizes for food and fun. The more you read, the better your chance of winning!

Prizes include:
Kindle e-readers for teens and kids
2 tickets to WonderWorks 
2 tickets to the Syracuse Chiefs 
2 tickets to Escape the Estate 
3 tickets to Black Mamba Skate Park 
1 power card (40 chip) for Dave & Busters 
Gift certificates to local businesses for pizza, ice cream, Burger King, and more!

Parents and caregivers: Please check these links out!
Avoiding the Summer Slide
Top 10 easy summer learning tips

Summer Reading events & programs

Click here for the Summer Reading newsletter with a description of all the programs for kids & teens happening this summer. You can register online and get an email or text reminder right from the newsletter!

The online event calendar lists everything as well.

Kids' Events:

  • Pizza Party Kickoff and registration: Monday, June 26 from 5-8 PM
  • Terrific Tuesdays (fun crafts, activities and snacks for elementary-aged kids) the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 3-4 PM
  • Books at the Beach storytime at Green Lake. Wednesdays from June 28 - August 9 at 12:30 PM.
  • Tykes Time Storytime for babies and kids to age 4. Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
  • Rockin' Readers Storytime for kids ages 4-6. Mondays at 10:30 AM.
  • Ice Cream Social Finale with raffle prize drawings: Saturday, August 12 from 10 AM - 12 noon.

Special Family Events!

Teen Events (5th - 12th grade):

  • Pizza Party Kickoff and registration: Monday, June 26 from 5-8 PM
  • Teen Puzzle Lounge - Tuesday, June 27 from 3:30 - 5 PM. Hang out in our makerspace and make a 1,000 piece puzzle! Bring your homework if you'd like and a snack as well.
  • Minecraft for Teens - Monday, July 10 & 24 from 3-5 PM. Come and play Minecraft on the computers or on the iPads using Minecraft Pocket Edition! Sign up is required for this program.
  • Life-Sized Gaming: Tuesdays from 1-2:30 PM. July 11 & 18, August 1 & 8. Get to play with LIFE SIZE GAMES every Tuesday during the summer! Know the board games that you love to play indoors?? Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Kerplunk, and more! Well now you can play them outdoors, LIFE SIZE! Come and check it out :)  Attending Life-Sized Gaming programs get you scratch-off tickets for prizes. 
  • Teen Tech Tuesdays: 3-5 PM. July 11 & 18, August 1 & 8. Come and play in our Makerspace! Every Tuesday we will be playing and learning about a new piece of technology. Lots of different robots, machines, and activities to fill the Tuesdays of summer! Attending Teen Tech Tuesday programs get you scratch-off tickets for raffle prizes.
  • Movie & a Snack. Lego Batman Movie - Monday, July 17 from 3-5 PM. Beauty and the Beast - Monday, July 31 from 3-5 PM. Continues on August 14 & 28 and into the school year!
  • Wii Mondays - August 7 & 21 from 3-5 PM.
  • Tournament Madness Magic: The Gathering and Super Smash Bros. Friday, July 21 from 6:30 - 11 PM. Join us for an amazingly FUN filled night of Tournaments and more tournaments! TCGPlayer is going to host a Magic: The Gathering tournament and then we will do a Super Smash Brothers tournament! There will be food and prizes :) Please register for this event.  This is for 5th grade and up.
  • Late Night @ the Library Murder Mystery. Friday, August 4 from 8-11 PM.  Come and join us for the 2nd annual Late Night at the Library: Murder Mystery!! Use your skills of deduction and try to solve the mystery first!! There will be food and prizes! Please register for this event. 5th grade and up.
  • Ice Cream Social Finale with raffle prize drawings: Saturday, August 12 from 10 AM - 12 noon.