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This year's Summer Reading theme is GECKO-ING to the Library this Summer! Summer Reading is an incentive program for patrons of all ages to keep up with reading during the summer. It is specifically focused on keeping kids reading while school is out of session. This year we are celebrating our love of reading all summer long while featuring our library lizard, Gus!

Summer Reading starts on June 22nd and runs until August 17th. During Summer Reading MAPL plays host to Summer Parties and Special Summer Programs, details of which will be posted on our calendar with days and times.

Adult Program

Summer Reading raffle ticket example

Adults who participate in Summer Reading by logging their books (or audiobooks) will have the opportunity to win gift cards to local businesses!

How it works: For each book read, you fill out a raffle ticket. Please print as clearly as you can. Summer Reading Raffle Tickets will be available at the circulation desk. This year we are asking for your library card number. We need all 14 digits that are listed under the barcode.

Youth Program (teens and children)

Teens and children can sign up for Summer Reading in the library starting June 22nd, the date of our kick-off Party.

Patrons in grades 6-12 can submit one raffle ticket for every book they read this summer in the Youth Services room. We will have weekly raffles with all sorts of great prizes. On top of that, all raffle tickets will be added to the Grand Prize Drawing ath the end of the summer!

Watch the calendar for events, raffle drawings, parties, and prizes throughout Summer. Here are a few calendar highlights!


  • June 22nd - Kick-Off Party GECKO-ING to Your Library!
  • June 26th - Stretch and move with YoBOO™ - We are excited to invite our patrons ages 2-8 to YoBOO™! This energetic program combines the aerobics of a bootcamp with the breathing techniques of yoga. The result is a unique and funexperience! Registration required.
  • June 29th - Make a friend at the Stuffed Animal Workshop - Who knew a shark could be cuddly? It can be when you make it yourself! Join us at our special Stuffed Animal Workshop and make a fun friend to take home and cuddle for years to come! Registration is required.
  • July 8th - Be an artist with Let's Draw Bugs!
  • July 10th - Strike a pose with Tula Yoga.
  • July 20th - Half-way Party - A Day in the Desert! We’re halfway through our summer reading program. Everyone has been doing a great job reading lots of wonderful books! Come celebrate with us at A Day in the Desert! No registration required.
  • July 24th - The Lizard Guy! - We are happy to welcome back one of our favorite visitors: the Lizard Guys! Come join the fun as we meet some special animal friends! It is sure to be a wild time! Registration is required.
  • August 8th and 14th - Mad Science - Our Stories & STEM program this month will feature a special guest: Mad Science! We will combine science and fun as we make a cool toy and learn the science behind what makes it work. Registration is required.
  • August 17th - End Party: Gus Says Goodbye to Summer - Summer reading has come to an end and we are celebrating with an awesome End Party! There will be games, prizes, and tons of fun!


  • Friday, July 12th 6:30-9pm - Teen Lock-in: Pizza & Monster Fun - Join us after hours for some pizza and monster fun! We will practice (or learn some new) sewing skills, and make Frankenplushes. Piece together mix-and-match plush pieces to make your own unique creation. We will end the evening with delicious monster sundaes. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration and signed permission slip required.
  • Friday, July 19th @ 10am-6pm - Teen Craft on the Go - Stop by the Teen Place to grab a craft to make in the comfort of your own home. All the supplies you need will be in the bag, ready to go. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.
  • Wednesday, July 24th @ 7pm - Teen Yoga Night - Join us in the meeting room to relax and stretch with Tula Yoga. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.
  • Friday, August 9th @ 6:30-9pm - Teen Lock-in: Glow in the Dark Movie Night - Come to the library after hours for a bright and neon movie night. We will start with some pizza, then we will crack some glowsticks and watch a movie. No lock-in is complete without a yummy desert to end the night! Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration and signed permission slip required.
  • Monday, August 12th @ 7pm - Teen Tote Bag Painting - Join us in the meeting room to make a unique tote bag to use for the rest of the summer, or when school starts. We will provide everything you need. All we ask you to bring is your creativity! Open to all patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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