Summer Reading Program 2018


The 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program,
Reading Takes You Everywhere,
is winding down, but there’s still time to finish!

If you’re still reading and have your book log, finish your current goal and come in to get your next reward!  We’ll have the Summer Reading Desk up until the end of August.

We had 1,262 kids sign up to participate this summer, and so far over 525 have made it all the way to the 5th and final goal!  The names of the finishers are proudly displayed in the Franklin Street window of the Children’s Department — stop in to see your name and the names of your friends!



Why should kids READ during the summer?

  • It’s FUN!
  • Kids can read what they WANT!
  • Kids can EXPLORE something new — a hobby, sport, craft, or facts they want to learn about.
  • Summer Reading helps prevent the “Summer Slide” — the tendency for kids to forget what they’ve learned and decline in reading level over summer vacation.

Thanks to our sponsors of the 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program!

Friends of the Decatur Public Library  *  Dr. Richard Lockmiller  *  Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Texas Roadhouse  *  Wendy’s Restaurants  *  McDonald’s of Decatur
All our wonderful volunteers!