Summer Reading for Kids

About Summer Reading

Summer reading will once again look a little different at the library this year, but no matter what has changed, it will always be about encouraging everyone to read during the summer months! This year we will offer a variety of virtual events and storytimes, both live and pre-recorded, and bi-monthly take and make kits. Check our calendar for updates!

Reading Logs

Pre-readers (those who are reading with help) and readers (those who can read independently) are encouraged to complete reading logs that track time read over the summer. Turn in as many reading logs as you like, either virtually by sending a photo to info@alohalibrary.org or at the library during open hours.  Each reading log submitted is an entry to win a gift card in our monthly prize drawing, and of course your ticket to a free book at the end of the summer!

  • Available to download here or pick up at the library starting June 1

Visit the Teen Summer Reading page for programs for ages 10 through 18 (entering 6th through 12th grade).

Why is Summer Reading Important?

Children who do not read over the summer can experience learning loss, losing valuable skills and knowledge gained during the school year throughout the summer months. Research shows that those who participate in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills and are better equipped to retain what they learned at school.

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Virtual Programs & Storytimes

Please check the calendar for information on how to access event videos, supply kits, and additional details about weekly storytimes.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays @ 10:30 am live on Zoom

Pajama Storytime
Fridays @ 10:30 am live on Zoom 

Kelli Welli Virtual Dance Party
Wednesday, June 16 @ 10:30 am on Zoom
Accompanying kit available starting Wednesday, June 9 at the library while supplies last.

Oregon’s Dino -Story
Available starting Monday, July 12 with accompanying kit that can be picked up at the library while supplies last.

Kids Workshop: Rainbow Felted Geodes
Available starting Monday, August 9 with accompanying kit that can be picked up at the library while supplies last.

Take & Makes

Two different take and make kits for children will be available monthly to pick up during open hours at the library starting on 1st and 3rd Mondays. Check the calendar for updates on when these will be ready, and get to the library as soon as you can because they go quickly and are given away on a first come first served basis!