Libraries Rock! – Kids Program

2018 Summer Reading Program for Kids Ages 12 & Under

Register May 14 - July 11, 2018

Attend free weekly programs during June and July!

Participants who read at least 15 books or 1,000 pages by July 25 will receive a free prize of their choosing and be invited to attend a reward party on Wednesday, July 25.  Participants can earn additional prizes for every 15 books or 1,000 pages they read from May 14- July 25.  All prizes earned during the summer reading program must be claimed by July 25.

Libraries Rock! Kids Registration Form (Ages 12 & under) -- Complete and return to RCPL May 14-July 11.  You'll receive your first reading log and a copy of the rules & program schedule.
2018 Libraries Rock! Rules & Program Schedule (Ages 12 & under)
Libraries Rock - Kids flyer (Ages 12 & Under)


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2018 Summer Reading Program Schedule (Ages 12 & under)

Please attend the program scheduled for your age group: 1:00 for ages 6 & under or 2:30 for ages 7-12

Most programs last 45-60 minutes.  Parents are welcome to attend. If siblings are in different age groups, choose the time that works best! 

Wednesday, June 6

Skin & Bones Comedy Circus
Join us for an entertaining show featuring juggling, ball spinning, trained dogs and a potbellied pig, magic, and plenty of comedy.


Wednesday, June 13

"All Owls" - Alabama 4-H Coosa River Science School

This program allows children to experience and learn about a collection of Alabama’s native and non-native species of Owls including 2 Eastern Screech Owls, a Barred Owl, and a Great Horned Owl (subject to change).


Wednesday, June 20

Gene Cordova's Musical Zoo Review - In Tune and Out of Control!
Children will laugh and learn as Gene uses his unique talents that include storytelling, ventriloquism, comedy illusion and balloon twisting. Gene also uses participants from the audience on stage to help him present this wacky and rollicking program that illustrates how reading can open a world of creativity and imagination.

Wednesday, June 27

Rick Rakestraw - 2018 IMG_8390
Jungle Adventures
Rick Rakestraw’s popular program features a wide variety of live exotic animals.


Wednesday, July 4

Library Closed
You can still check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks via Camellia Net.

Wednesday, July 11

Dave Holland
"Beatin' Path: Libraries Rock!"

Boomwhackers are back! Be prepared for a high-energy exploration of rhythm driven music and audience participation.
July 11 is the final day to register for the summer reading program!


Wednesday, July 18

Ron Anglin
"Modern Minstrel"
Ron Anglin adds music and stories to his juggling act, "Modern Minstrel," in the tradition of the jongleurs during the Middle Ages! His show this summer will include the ukulele, harmonica, boom whackers, hip-hop, and the hilarious one-string banjo!  There will still be plenty of juggling, comedy, and bubbles!

Wednesday, July 25

If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages, you’re invited to attend the reward party today!
Enjoy the magic of Tommy Johns and refreshments provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and local businesses.
All prizes earned during the summer reading program must be claimed by 7pm on July 25.


Program Rules

Our program has changed! This year you can earn multiple prizes, younger children can participate, and our deadlines have been extended.

Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program is open to all children ages 12 & under.   To participate in the program, fill out the Summer Reading Program Registration Form and return it to the library May 14 through July 11, 2018.  You will be given your first reading log and a program calendar.

You will earn a prize and be invited to attend the Summer Reading Program Reward Party on July 25, provided you read at least 15 library books OR read at least 1,000 pages and return at least 1 completed reading log to the library before the parties on July 25. You can earn multiple prizes by reading more books!

Record the library books you read on your “Libraries Rock!” reading log BEFORE you return your books to the library.  If your goal is to read at least 1,000 pages, you must also list the number of pages in each book you read.  Books must be read between May 14 and July 25.  Audiobooks may not be counted. 

Only books or eBooks checked out from Rainbow City Public Library or eBooks read via our online catalog may be counted, unless you are registered for our program through a school-sponsored summer camp with access to a school library.  Group participation and registration requires pre-approval from the library’s director.

Before you turn in your reading log, make sure you have listed at least 15 books or indicated you have read at least 1,000 pages. Verify that your name, age & phone number are listed on your reading log.

Return your completed reading log to the circulation desk and tell a library staff member which prize on the prize board you would like. Ask for another reading log to begin earning your next prize. Certificates of completion are available upon request when you return your completed reading log. Reading logs must be returned to the library by 7:00pm on July 25, 2018 to earn a prize. Prizes will not be available after that time.


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