Summer Reading Program
The Tulsa State Fair has partnered with the Tulsa City-County Libraries as a presenting sponsor for their Summer Reading Program.
Summer Reading is an annual program that motivates and rewards young readers while also offering fun and educational programming. The Children's Summer Reading Program began in 1982, and the Teen Summer Reading Program in 1999. Each year the program has a new theme. The theme for 2015 children's program is "Every Hero Has A Story" and the tween/teen program theme is "Unmask!". They have also added an adult program this year called "Migrations".
Sign-ups for the Summer Reading Program began at all library locations in early May. Children and tween/teens were encouraged to stop by any library and pick up a reading log. The reading log is used to record the number of books read and visits made to the library throughout the summer.
Children complete the Summer Reading Program by making 4 visits to the library and reading 8 books by August 6, 2016. This earned them a special medal of achievement, featuring Buddy Bookworm, a coupon booklet for free entertainment, food items and local recreation, and an entry into a grand prize drawing for a Mega Ride Pass and other various prizes. Summer readers who made at least 4 visits to the library and read 20 books, received a special bonus prize. Tween/teens complete the program by reading or listening to 6 books. Completing the program earned them an ID wallet with earbuds, book of coupons, and an opportunity to enter a grand prize drawing as well.
Hundreds of free events for children, tweens and teens took place throughout the summer. Each year a special Summer Reading Program event guide is published listing all of the programming and events taking place throughout the summer.
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For a list of participating Libraries & Hours of Operations, CLICK HERE