Public libraries throughout Oklahoma will be the place to go for a Summer Reading adventure during the summer. Local librarians have used materials and program ideas developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program to keep thousands of Oklahoma children reading during their summer vacation months.
Grade school children may join any time during the program dates and participate by reading books and attending story-times and other special activities.
“Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” is the overall theme for this year’s summer reading program. Children will rally around the slogan “Get on Your Mark. Get Set. Read!” Teens will be encouraged to “Get in the Game: Read.” The theme and slogans provide inspiration for library programs and a summer filled with reading adventures for young Oklahomans.
Every summer public libraries become the focal point for many children and teens looking for programs and activities to fill their free summer days. Books can take us anywhere in the universe using our most precious vehicle, imagination.
Some libraries sponsor reading contests, and award prizes to participants who meet their designated reading goals. Others have special programs for preschoolers and adults.
Most libraries hold storytimes and craft activities, with parents and siblings often joining in. Call or visit your local public library and check on the Oklahoma Summer Reading Program schedule in your community.
Check Out the Oklahoman Summer Reading Contest flyer (pdf). Eight weekly winners (one for each week of the contest) will be selected to receive a set of books. A grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the contest to receive an E-reader courtesy of The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education. You can also enter the contest online.
Oklahoma’s Summer Reading Program is coordinated each year by ODL’s Office of Library Development.
Read more about the Summer Reading Program.