Summer Reading Program
Every summer, students across Oklahoma are out of school and looking for adventure. Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during June and July. 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.
Read Across Oklahoma is a special reading event directed at young children and held each year to celebrate literacy and encourage reading. The event features special activity stations and performances throughout the zoo.
An author and book-signing tour travels to several towns in Oklahoma promoting reading and discussion of books. During the tour, students and library patrons are able to meet the authors, hear about writing techniques, learn the stories behind the books, get recommendations on other books in the genre, ask questions, and get their books signed by the authors.
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in cooperation with Affiliate State Centers for the Book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. Readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves.