Summer reading a universe of stories

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

“A Universe of Stories”
June 3 – August 24, 2019

Young girl reading a book to toy animals

Children’s Summer Reading

Ages birth to 12 years

How it works:

  • Kids and parents set weekly reading goals together
  • As you reach your goals, you earn rewards coupons from local businesses
  • You’ll also earn book bucks to spend in in our reading store
  • You can also earn free books to take home and keep

Note that rewards coupons from local businesses are limited quantity and are subject to availability. The sooner you complete your goals for a given week, the more likely you are to get the coupon you want. Children 2 and under will only earn book bucks and books, but no coupons. Our summer reading store is full of great prizes for those spending book bucks. Children’s book bucks cannot be used at the teen auction.

Teen girl reading a book on a red couch

Teen Summer Reading

Ages 13-17 years

Teens, come to the library before August 24 to get your book bucks tallied in preparation for the auction. View auction details

How it works:

  • Teens, it’s time to read, read, read!
  • As you report your reading, you’ll accrue book bucks
  • Use your book bucks to buy prizes in our summer reading store
  • Or spend them at our summer reading auction in August

Note that the book bucks you earn will be recorded as credits in your summer reading passbook. Also, you can earn book bucks for reading anything appropriate to your reading level (this now includes audiobooks). Pick up your passbook at our teen desk on the second floor. Bring it back often to update your reading progress and your book buck tally. Magazines and newspapers don’t count for earning book bucks.

Woman reading a book outdoors

Adult Summer Reading

Ages 18+ years

How it works:

  • Adult readers, read or listen to books of your choosing
  • For each book, record the title, author, and number of pages in your summer reading log
  • Visit the library to pick up prizes as you reach the following levels
Amount Read Prize Number Available
1000 pages Book light 600
2500 pages Free book 500
5000 pages Tumbler 250
7500 pages Bookish tshirt 100

Note that all prizes must be picked up by August 23, 2019. Newspapers, magazines, junior nonfiction, and intermediate readers (and reading levels below) do not count toward pages read in the adult summer reading challenge. Prizes are limited and available to those who finish first.

For more information about Summer Reading at the Idaho Falls Public Library, call 208-612-8460 or contact us online.

Daisies tucked into the pages of a book

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