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Q Does the library offer a summer reading program?

Updated: Jun 19, 2014



Yes! The Richland Library and the Friends are offering the 2014 Summer Learning Challenge. By reading or attending library programs for 25 hours, adults, teens, youth and read-to-me children can win prizes. This summer, the Summer Learning Challenge can be completed online or in print. We have printed SLC Guidebooks in each library with spaces for you to record titles that you read or programs that you attend. The Guidebooks also contain lists of the special SLC programs the library will be offering for all ages over the summer.

You can also record your reading through the Summer Learning Challenge online portal. Begin at the Summer Learning Challenge page ( and choose Adults, Teens, Children or Read-to-Me. Click "Sign Me Up" and then complete the registration information. If you participated last year you will need to sign up again for this year. Next, click "Add/View Log" to add a book title you've read or program you have attended. It is best to enter times as decimals, such as .5 for 30 minutes or 1.0 for 1 hour. As you enter the reading moments a list will be created and you can print the list once you complete the challenge (25 hours) by clicking "Add/View Log" and then "Print."

Prizes for completion include a Friends' book sale coupon, another coupon for $3 off fines, and other age-appropriate goodies. The Library will also be giving away iPad Minis as door prizes at the two Summer Learning Events listed below. The iPad Minis were generously donated by Geiger O'Cain Advertising. Click the links to learn more about these events.

Learn Freely Fest. Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Main Library

Summer Learning Challenge Wrap-up Party. Saturday, August 16, 6:30  - 8 p.m. at Southeast Library

Enjoy your Summer Learning Challenge!

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