• All branches closed for Memorial Day, May 30th.

Children's and Teen Summer Reading Program

Each summer, GRRL provides themed programs that encourages children and teens to read through the summer break, therefore maintaining or improving their reading skills. The 2016 Summer Reading Program sign-up begins on June 13 and the program ends on August 13.

The children's program is for children age 3 to 12. Those going into grades 6-12 may enter the teen program. Children in 6th grade can choose to be in the Children's Summer Reading Program or the Teen Summer Reading Program. Children ages 0-5 have a separate early literacy program with age appropriate activities for parents to do with their babies and toddlers, with prize drawings for parents. Parents of children ages 3-5 may choose to have them participate in the early literacy program or the children's program.

You can help support summer reading through a donation to the Summer Reading Program. Your library will accept donations by cash, check or credit card.

All regional prizes generously paid for with funds from the St. Cloud Friends of the Library.

See this short video from Horizons National to understand the importance of summer reading.