All Together Now – 2023 Kids Summer Reading Program

The program is open to children ages 12 & under. Attend free weekly programs - see our program schedule below!

Register May 15 - June 30, 2023

Participants who read at least 15 books or 1,000 pages by July 12 will receive a free prize of their choosing and be invited to attend a reward party on Wednesday, July 12.  Participants can earn additional prizes for every 15 books or 1,000 pages they read from May 15 - July 31.  All prizes earned during the Summer Reading Program must be claimed by July 31.

All Together Now - Kids Registration Form (Ages 12 & under) -- Complete and return to RCPL May 15 - June 30.  You'll receive your first reading log and a copy of the rules & program schedule.  If you prefer, you may register online using Google Forms. Online registration will open May 15.

All Together Now Rules & Program Schedule (Ages 12 & under)

All Together Now - Kids Flyer (Ages 12 & Under)


View photos from all of our programs on our Facebook page!

2023 Summer Reading Program Schedule (Ages 12 & under)

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

The Science Lady
"You Matter, States of Matter Science"

Join Jan Mattingly for an exciting and engaging exploration of the states of matter! This fizzing, bubbling, exploding show will be full of cool chemical reactions. All together now for some thrilling science fun!

Wednesday, June 14

Rick Rakestraw, "Jungle Adventures"

This popular program features a wide variety of live exotic animals! Join us to see what animals Rick will bring this year.

Wednesday, June 21

"Tails & Tales"

Bob Tartar will present an interactive, educational show with live animals that may include a black-tailed prairie dog, Gila monster, Buteo buteo, uromastyx and more!  Animals included are subject to change.

Wednesday, June 28

Snead's Farmhouse

Judy Snead will share the story of how Snead’s Farmhouse began and introduce you to some of her favorite farm animals.
June 30 is the final day to register for the Summer Reading Program!

Wednesday, July 5

Russell Davis

Magician Russell Davis provides a funny and amazing look at reading and storytelling.

Wednesday, July 12

Gene Cordova, "We are Better Together"
If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages, you’re invited to attend a reward party!

Gene and his Merry-Makers will open your imagination to building friendships and working together!  Everyone will laugh and learn as Gene uses his unique talents that include ventriloquism, puppetry, comedy, magic, storytelling, balloon antics, and LOTS of audience participation. Please do not bring guests to a party unless they have completed the program.

Pizza, ice cream, and beverages will be provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and area businesses.

Summer Reading Program participants may continue to earn prizes until 7pm on July 31.


Program Rules

Our REWARD parties will be held July 12 at 1:00pm & 2:30pm; however, you may continue earning prizes until July 31.

Our “All Together Now” Kids Summer Reading Program is open to all children ages 12 & under.   To participate in the program, register online or fill out a registration form and return it to the library May 15 through June 30, 2023.  You may pick up your first reading log and program calendar at the circulation desk at that time.

You will earn a prize and be invited to attend a Summer Reading Program Reward Party on July 12, provided you read at least 15 library books or audiobooks OR read at least 1,000 pages and return at least 1 completed reading log to the library before the parties on July 12. You can earn multiple prizes by reading more books!

Record the library books you read on the provided 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 15 and July 31.  Audiobooks may be counted; if you’re counting “pages” for audiobooks, use the number of pages in the physical book.

Only materials checked out from Rainbow City Public Library or 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.  Digital titles are available for checkout with your RCPL card in the Libby App or through the Camellia Net website.

Before you turn in your reading log, make sure you have listed at least 15 books or indicated that you have read at least 1,000 pages. Return your completed reading log to the circulation desk and select a prize from the prize board.  Request another reading log and start earning your next prize!

Reading logs must be returned to the library by 7:00pm on July 31, 2023.  Prizes will not be available after that time.