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This year's Summer Reading theme is My Summer is Booked - Meet me at MAPL! 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.

Summer Reading started on June 24th and runs until August 19th. 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.

Fun fact: did you notice that the 'birds' in our Summer Reading logo are actually books?

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 24th, the date of our kick-off event. Watch the calendar for events, raffles, parties, and prizes throughout Summer. Here are a few calendar highlights!


  • June 24th - Kick-Off Party Get moving with Housel Fun & Fitness.
  • July 7th and 8th - Stuffed Animal Workshops - Who knew a shark could be cuddly? It can be when you make it yourself! Join us at one of our two special Stuffed Animal Workshops and make a fun friend to take home and cuddle for years to come! Registration is required. Please only register for one workshop per child.
  • July 11th - 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 fun experience! Registration required.
  • July 15th - Half-way Party - 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 an awesome pajama party! We’ll have some fun singing karaoke, put our vocabulary skills to the test playing some silly Mad Libs, and finally you will bring your sleep to the next level by decorating your very own sleep mask. Put on your pjs and come join the fun! No registration required.
  • July 27th - 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 16th - 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 19th - End Party Carnival - Summer reading has come to an end and we are celebrating with an awesome End Party Carnival! There will be carnival-themed games, prizes, and tons of fun!


  • June 26th @ 7pm - Teen Beach Bag Making Monday - Summer has arrived! Calling all teens to the meeting room to decorate a cool beach bag to hold all your summer essentials. Enjoy some snacks with friends while you create your masterpiece. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.
  • July 19th - Teens and Tweens stretch it out with Tula Yoga. Join us to utilize breathwork, movement, and dance to take us out of our minds and into our bodies, creating a grounding space to deeply connect.
  • July 21st 6:30-9pm - Teen Lock-in: Pottery Night Friday - Join us after hours for some pizza and painting fun! We will paint pottery together, then a librarian will take your art to the kiln to be fired. We will give you a call when it is ready to be picked up. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration and signed permission slip required.
  • Monday, July 31st @ 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 11th @ 6:30-9pm - Teen Lock-in: Game Night - Come to the library after hours to play some board games, card games, and Nintendo Switch games while we eat some pizza and snacks. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration and signed permission slip required.
  • Wednesday, August 16th @ 7pm - Teen No Bake Cooking - Join us in the meeting room to make some edible cookie dough. We will provide a few recipes and all the ingredients to make something delicious, no oven required. Open to patrons entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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