Summer Reading 2017

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All Ages Summer Reading Program 2017

Family Reading Challenge

The family Reading Club is a fun way to come together as a community, to pay it forward to others, and to demonstrate a concrete way to “Build a Better World”.  When we reach our community goal, we will be purchasing a goat and two chickens for a needy family! (Compliments of our Friends of the Library)

To take part, just go to your local Clearwater Public Library branch and report shared or buddy reading at the same time that that you report your daily reading.  Each time shared reading is reported, you can place a sticker on the Build a Better World Board.


Kids Summer Reading

Keep track of each day that you read at least 10 minutes. When you visit the library, report your reading to youth services. Each day that you report your reading, you receive a token for a prize in our gumball prize machine. 

On the days that you report your reading, you can also fill out a raffle ticket for a gift basket full of fun and fabulous prizes! Gift baskets will be raffled off at the end of the summer. Visit the library for a reading log or print one out.

To make your summer even more fun, there will be entertainers, camps, and special events at your local library. Check out our calendar for details..

Suggested Reading 

Not sure about what you want to read?  Here are some good places to start

Books for babies through PreK

Books for Kindergarten through Second Grade

Books for Third through Fifth Grade

Books for Middle School Students


Every year, the Rays partner with local libraries to encourage kids to read over the summer! Students receive a prize for every base. If you make it to home base, you receive two tickets to a Rays game!

 Here's more info on how to read your way to the ballpark!



Online Reading Club

Kids Online Summer Reading

Can't come to the library? You can still participate in summer reading! Keep track of your reading online. There are games and prizes to make your summer fun.

Teen Summer Reading

Tell us what you're reading and whether you liked it for a chnace to win! Drawing will be held after July 31. 

Adult Summer Reading

Tell us what you're reading and whether you liked it for a raffle ticket to win a book bag full of goodies.  Drawing will be held after July 31