Coordinated by the Library Development Division, the annual Summer Reading Program is one of the division’s most visible services. Since 2005 Oklahoma has been a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.
Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during the summer months. 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. You can also check out the Children & Young Adult Summer Reading Program Wiki for ideas for your library.
See the 2017 Summer Reading Program for posters, flyers and more information.