2020 Summer Reading Program

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Join our

Summer Reading Program!

Register now through July 15, 2020.

 We have separate programs for children age 12 & under, teens age 13-17, and adults age 18 and up.
See details for each age group below.

Children’s Program – Ages 12 & Under

Due to the pandemic we will not have weekly programs for children this year; however, children may still register for our summer reading program and read books to earn prizes.  We will offer different “Grab ‘n Go” activities for children each week during June and July.  Please watch for these activities on our website and Facebook page each Monday; they can be picked up at the circulation desk or added to your curbside pickup order by request while supplies last.  There is a limit of one new “Grab ‘n Go” activity per child per week.  You can request an extra activity if we have leftovers from the previous week.

Click here to register online using Google forms.  Paper registration forms are also available at the library upon request.  Registration is open until July 15, 2020.

Children will earn a prize each time they read 15 books or 1,000 pages by July 31, 2020.  Only materials checked out from Rainbow City Public Library or read via our online catalog may be counted.  Digital titles are available for checkout with your RCPL card via Camellia Net/Libby or RBdigital.  Audiobooks may also be counted.  If you’re counting “pages” for audiobooks, use the number of pages in the physical book.    

You may request printed reading logs from the circulation desk or ask that they be included with your curbside pickup order or you may print a reading log.  You can earn multiple prizes; just request a new reading log as needed.

Complete your reading log, return it to the library, and choose a prize! You may also request your prizes with your curbside pickup order as long as curbside service remains available.  Speak to a library employee by phone and let them know which prize you want and return your reading log to the library when you pick up a prize.   See the photo of the prize board below to select a prize.  Some prizes may run out before the program ends.

Reading logs must be returned to the library by 5:00pm on July 31, 2020 to earn a prize.  Prizes will not be available after that time.

Prize Board - Summer 2020

Prize board for children 12 & Under. Some items may be choking hazards to children age 3 and under. It's the parent's responsibility to make sure the item is safe for their child. Click the photo to view a larger version.

Grab ‘n Go – Story Time Express

The activity above is available July 6 - July 11
while supplies last.
Story Time Express activities
are for children ages 3-7.

There is a limit of one NEW Grab n' Go activity per child per week.
Choose Story Time Express or Art Night to Go.
You can request an extra activity if we have leftovers from the previous week.

Grab ‘n Go – Art Night to Go

The activity above is available July 6 - July 11
while supplies last.
Art Night to Go is
for children ages 4 & up.

There is a limit of one NEW Grab n' Go activity per child per week.
Choose Story Time Express or Art Night to Go.
You can request an extra activity if we have leftovers from the previous week.

Teen Program – Age 13-17

Click here to register online using Google forms or request a paper registration form from the library. Registration is open until July 15, 2020.

Read 3 Rainbow City Public Library books/eBooks or listen to 3 audiobooks by July 31, 2020.  You may count physical titles or digital titles checked out from Camellia Net or Rbdigital on a Rainbow City Public Library card.

Submit your entry using Google forms or send an email listing 3 RCPL books you’ve read to  rbclibrary@rbcalabama.com  by 5:00p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020.  Please enter “Teen Contest Entry” in the subject line of your email and include your name, phone number and library card number.  If you prefer, you may request a printed contest entry form from the library or print a teen contest entry form and return your completed form to the library.

Submit an additional entry for every 3 books you read.  You may win only once, but multiple entries will increase your odds of winning! 

Winners will be contacted on or after August 3, 2020. You must be 13-17 years old and registered for the teen program to win. 

Adult Program – Age 18 & up

Click here to register online using Google forms or request a paper registration form from the library.  Registration is open until July 15, 2020. 

Read 3 Rainbow City Public Library books/eBooks or listen to 3 audiobooks by July 31, 2020.  You may count physical titles or digital titles checked out from Camellia Net or Rbdigital on a Rainbow City Public Library card.

Submit your entry using Google forms or send an email listing 3 RCPL books you’ve read to  rbclibrary@rbcalabama.com  by 5:00p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020.  Please enter “Adult Contest Entry” in the subject line of your email and include your name, phone number and library card number.  If you prefer, you may request a printed contest entry form from the library or print an adult contest entry form and return your completed form to the library.

Submit an additional entry for every 3 books you read.  You may win only once, but multiple entries will increase your odds of winning! 

Winners will be contacted on or after August 3, 2020. You must be at least 18 years old and registered for the adult program to win.